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This colony is some days old, The underside is rubbery and solid white.
Growing on rotten coconut logs in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.
It shows up with a "?" on my spottings screen beacause the "help me identify this spotting" box is ticked (on the edit screen). So I am not sure what you mean by "misleading". If I click on the filter "unidentified", this spotting is part of the retained subset. Using a general name as the common name in light of not knowing the "specific common name" of the species is perfectly fine, better than saying "unknown species" when one knows that it is, in this case, a fungi species. What determines if a spotting is ID'ed or not is the scientific name (That means Genus species or Genus sp. and not Family or above) and the presence of a check mark on the frame of the thumbnail :-)
i think auntnance is right, set the id, just "fungi" or as some others it do with just "mushroom" is misleading, it is no fully id, when i search for unidentified fungi, this one wouldn't stand there !!
I'm not real sure but it may be one of the turkey tail fungi. The third picture in the link below looks very much like your spotting.http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trametes_v...
wow...looks like designed Art-Deco fungi
Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50
Spotted on Aug 18, 2011 Submitted on Aug 18, 2011