I've seen this in October 2016 on Corsica (Island of France):

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I would guess each one is about 5cm - 15cm in diameter. Obviously, they come in small groups.

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    $\begingroup$ It would be nice to see how they look under the hat, and also the stem. $\endgroup$
    – BioGeo
    Dec 21, 2016 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have a picture of the stem or underside?? $\endgroup$ Feb 24, 2017 at 4:09
  • $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist No. $\endgroup$ Feb 24, 2017 at 5:23

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Most fungi need to be studied under a microscope to determine a species. I think this belongs to the genus of Pholiota. I couldn't find an English name, if I translate the Dutch name, it would be 'Bundle mushroom'. This name refers to the fact that they always grow in groups, usually on (dead) trees or trunks.

At first look thought this was a Honey fungus, but these are parasitic so usually don't grow on dead wood.

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    $\begingroup$ From the article you've linked: 'Because Armillaria is a facultative saprophyte, it also feeds from dead plant material, allowing it to kill its host, unlike parasites that must moderate their growth to avoid host death.' $\endgroup$
    – Arsak
    Mar 21, 2017 at 19:17
  • $\begingroup$ Pholiota aurivella fieldguide.wardial.me/Mushroom%20pages/falllog.htm $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2018 at 17:53

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