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Found these on two adjacent trees. It rained earlier that day, so I think the watery substance is raindrops stuck to the surface of the fungus. But maybe they are secretions?

1 Species ID Suggestions

Weeping Conk
Inonotus dryadeus


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6 Comments

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

What about bloody tooth fungus? Doesn't look exactly the same, but similar.

MeganM
MeganM 7 years ago

Putkov Alexander, thanks for the ID. I read that Weeping conk always appear at the base of the tree. In this case, all the fungi was more at eye-level. None at the base. It also appeared to have a smooth surface, aside from the visible secretions. Could this still be it?

MeganM
MeganM 7 years ago

Interesting. Unfortunately, I don't know what kind of trees they were. I cannot even remember if the trees were alive. At least one was dead and was essentially a stump taller than me. But I think they both might have been dead, actually.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Never heard of guttation in fungi. That's pretty cool!

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 7 years ago

I agree they are coming from the fungus, this process is called guttation, you can read about it here, http://www.fungimag.com/fall-2010-articl...
Do you know what kind of trees you found these on?

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Cool! I spotted something very similar this summer, but have yet to post. I think those drops are secretions of the fungus.

MeganM
Spotted by
MeganM

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 22, 2013

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