Fungi forum: What kinda of fungi is this?

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Aug 10, 2017 5:40 AM CST
I have done some research and the closest thing I could come up with was a brain mushroom I think that's what it was called. Anyone know what this is? There were 4 or so growing on and near the base of a tree. The one pictured was probably 3/4th the size of a basketball or so. Btw the part in lower right is where I touched it with my shoe and it smooshed in really easy. Thanks!
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Aug 10, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Maybe this: White Jelly Roll
Urnula craterium (Sarcosomataceae)

Leotia lubrica (Leotiaceae)

Ductifera pululahuana (Exidiaceae)
Flattened, fleshy, overlapping, gelatinous, white
when young, turning cream to yellow with age.
This fungus can be found growing on the
decaying hardwood of trees.
When fruiting bodies are clustered together
they closely resemble a brain.
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Aug 11, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Here is a new pic I took today. Someone or something smashed the one I took a pic of the other day. For some reason the cemetery has pylons around these growths of fungus. Anyone know why they might do that? Also after looking up white jelly roll fungus I'm not sure if that's what it was or not but I'm def no expert.

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