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Large mushroom with deep brown coloration on inside of cap and underside/stem. Outside edge of cap is white "frosted" looking. Flesh is white. Firm texture, no gills.
Temperate forest. Rockwood Park, Virginia.
I think you are on to something, Mark!
Maybe like Laetiporus persicinus then.
It was growing from the ground under mainly oak. I suspect it originated from roots under the soil.
Reminds me of Amauroderma rude.
Do you remember soil or timber?
Lat: 37.45, Long: -77.58
Spotted on Sep 6, 2015 Submitted on Jan 9, 2017