Not sure what the host tree was, as it'd lost all its leaves. It may've been a salix at a guess.
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Humm yes this is interesting, I don't remember seeing anything quite like this before with the nice patterning on top. Its something that makes fungi so interesting, each year you see new things!
From the shape and form of this (bracket-like growth with gills) - I would immediately think of the Oyster/Oysterling genera (Pleurotus/ Crepidotus) but I don't think any of these have scaley caps
if it has brownish gills and spores
What about Crepidotus mollis? I've been looking at some idents of this species online. The gills of this species are more crowded than C.variabilis and they often have scaley upper surfaces too.
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