10 inches across; The stem is blackened and burnt looking (picture 2); It looks as if someone has been tearing bits off (picture 3) exposing the white inside. Pores on underside (picture 1)
Growing from the end of a cut log (elm?) that lies on the ground, shaded by a large pine. This end faces away from the woodpile receiving a fair amount of indirect light (under the circumstances).
First picture is the underside Fourth Picture is 6 days later (Aug 12, 2012) Fifth & Sixth pictures are 9 days after that (Aug 21, 2012)