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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?

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

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

Source:

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Gymnopilus_luteofolius.html

http://mushroomobserver.org/174362?q=28kZM

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