Slimy fungus bursting through the bark of a dead tree
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Really need close op photos of cap and gills,tree type and size of fungi to for an identification
Just a possibility - from memory I think that Oudemansiella mucida is dark when very young - however I've only seen it on beech - this does not look like beech bark
That is what thought but the tree put me off too as it looks like oak or ash
Here's another image showing white, well-spaced gills. I'm not sure what type of tree it is on (I'll need another visit), but I'm sure it was a hardwood, and it was certainly dead!
Lat/Lng: 55.85457, -3.18096
OS grid ref: NT261630