Albatrellus confluens

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

Fomes fomentariusPolyporaceae     Family
Fertile surface usually a layer of vertical tubes, of which the mouths are visible as pores on the underside of the cap or shelf.
Fruiting bodies usually tougher or harder than the "normal" gilled mushrooms, being leathery, corky, or woody. But they can be quite tender while actively growing
Once grown, they do not decay easily, remaining on the substrate for months or years
They often grow on wood, although a few are terrestrial (even those are usually growing on buried wood)
Fruiting body is usually a flat shelf, or hoof-shaped, protruding directly from the substrate, although sometimes it may have a short stalk.
Some forms never grow away from the substrate at all, so that all that is visible of the fruiting body are the pores.
Sometimes the pores are so minute that the fertile surface seems solid, until you look closely

Bondarzewia berkeleyiTerrestriopolypore     Subfamily
Growing on ground

Albatrellus CH1Medium Terrestriopolypore     Tribe
Cap variable in size, but averaging 3-4"
Flesh soft, flexible, though it may dry hard and brittle

Boletopsis subsquamosaShortoporus     Subtribe
Cap and stipe fleshy and substantial, flexible
Pores very short: 1-5 mm
Pore surface pale
Fruiting bodies irregular, often slightly lobed, stalk often off-center
Fruiting bodies sometimes clustered or compound, but more often singly or in troops

Albatrellus ovinusAlbatrellus     Genus
Lightly colored - - at best pastel-ish.
Flexible flesh that often dries hard and brittle
Cap usually about 4" across, although their size is quite variable

Albatrellus confluens     (Albertini & Schweinitz: Fries) Kotlaba & Pouzar

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.

Albatrellus confluens



Apparently, the color in the picture qualifies as apricot-buff.