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Trametes gibbosa or Trametes elegans?

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Is this Trametes Gibbosa, lumpy bracket fungus, or Trametes elegans? Gibbosa, being a bit hairy, often sports an algae surface, as is evident in the photo below. But the pore surface is more irregular like elegans, and it is native to Indiana, whereas gibbosa is an import from Europe.

Trametes gibbosa

Trametes gibbosa is often a host for green algae.

Trametes gibbosa has elongated pores

Trametes gibbosa has elongated pores

Trametes gibbosa, aka the lumpy polypore

Trametes gibbosa, aka the lumpy bracket fungus

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