Soft and glutenous to touch. Smell, for me ?,*, my grandson, spicy.
* All I could smell was "damp woodland".
On Crack Willow.
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Following your lead I have looked at several Exidia species, some with distinctive form. However one I came across Exidia glandulosa, appears to be more of a match, what do you reckon..?
Edit: Have used your revised ID, (for now), thanks again..
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It could be E glandulosa but they can both look very similar at this stage so I veered towards E recisa because of tree type but if the branch was on the ground then it may be a different tree type.It may be worth if convenient revisiting the site in a few days if the weather stays okay.
Lat/Lng: 53.2055, -0.5631
OS grid ref: SK960685
Backies woods, Boultham Moor, Lincoln.