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I'm trying to identify this mushroom my sister found at her campus' lawn. It is brown, looks somewhat like a turtle or a brain and is growing inside of a dead tree trunk. Geographically the campus is in Haifa, Israel in case that helps. Any ideas?


turtle mushroom from the side to get a sense of scale looks like a brain?

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Is it too dark to be Boletus subtomentosus ? (another pic here) – eric Nov 6 '13 at 15:45
Have you tried mycokey? Looks like there are a lot of factors that can't be seen in that picture which might be important. – Henry Gong Aug 20 '14 at 8:37

Possible Species: California Fungi - Gymnopilus luteofolius


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