Daylilies forum→Any ideas what this is?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 16, 2021 3:30 PM CST
A club member found this at the botanical gardens today. It had the base of the daylily completely surrounded.
Looks like some type of fungus to me, but it was hard with the consistency and texture of a piece of slightly rotted wood.
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Name: James
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deepsouth
Aug 16, 2021 3:38 PM CST
I agree

either a conk fungus - or - ground fungus .....no idea which one
Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 16, 2021 5:13 PM CST
Slime mold perhaps, one type here:

https://mdc.mo.gov/discover-na...
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hawkeye_daddy
Aug 16, 2021 5:26 PM CST
Are there tubular structures inside of it? Wish I could zoom in on the picture. It kind of looks like dryad's saddle, but I've only seen that on trees before. Older specimens have that spongey rotted wood texture you described.
Name: Orion
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plasko20
Aug 16, 2021 5:46 PM CST
Truffle?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 16, 2021 6:38 PM CST
Well, I can't imagine this ever being edible. Also it formed in just a matter of a few days, it was not there just a week or so ago according to the club member who found it. It was very hard, wood like. I have had slime mold here in my yard, but it was never hard like this. Don't know about any tubular structures inside of it.
The only thing I could find that sounded like this was Shelf fungus, but that also appeared to normally grow on trees.
Name: Orion
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plasko20
Aug 16, 2021 6:47 PM CST
If it is from the botanical gardens it might be from anywhere on the planet and may not be endemic to your region.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 16, 2021 8:50 PM CST
Possible I suppose, but being the daylily club does all the maintenance of those beds I feel it is probably from here in Alabama.
Name: Roger & Karen
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Diggerofdirt
Aug 17, 2021 8:05 PM CST
Mushroom i am guessing . They come up quick here. Just out of no where . Is it real moist in that area? A little too shady? Some of them around here are kinda of rotten wood texture.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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sooby
Aug 18, 2021 5:06 AM CST
@seedfork you could try posting in the NGA Fungi Forum:

https://garden.org/forums/view...
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 18, 2021 6:09 AM CST
@sooby
Thanks, I remember reading that some people wanted fungi included in the database, but were turned down because fungi are not plants, so I guess my brain was thinking there would not be a forum for fungi.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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sooby
Aug 18, 2021 6:47 AM CST
Seedfork said:
Thanks, I remember reading that some people wanted fungi included in the database, but were turned down because fungi are not plants, so I guess my brain was thinking there would not be a forum for fungi.


Interestingly, the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature was changed in 2011 to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Perhaps that's what prompted the idea?

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 18, 2021 10:16 AM CST
I think it had more to do with how Dave has the database setup, and it was not designed for fungi, and molds.

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