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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?

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Weeping Conk
Inonotus dryadeus

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LuckyLogan 10 years ago

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

MeganM 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

chesterbperry 10 years ago

I agree they are coming from the fungus, this process is called guttation, you can read about it here,
Do you know what kind of trees you found these on?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

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

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Minnesota, USA

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

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