Is this ganoderma?

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  1. griss twist

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    I found this on a stump not far from the street. I do not know what kind of tree it was, many different trees grow in Dallas, TX.
    As you can see, it is white, tough, fibrous, pores on underside. Dry to the touch, no stem noted. I had to cut this from the stump with my hunting knife...with much difficulty!
    No spores. It is a young fungus, just appeared a few days ago. Note the grass growing from the mushroom.
    I have cultured the item.
    Thank you for the help!
     

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    Im not sure if its the pics or my phone being slow but it just looks like a white blur to me. Could you get some clear pics from a few different angles, some of the pores, too.
     
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    White blobs is more like it. Nondescript white blobs with grass growing through them.
    I had to destroy the first samples to get a viable culture because of the grass. As it was, three out of five samples quickly became contaminated. Crossing my fingers on the last two. The myc is very aggressive. Almost has populated the 90mm plate I have after just a day!
    I went back to get another sample but the lawn crew got there first. I was able to retrieve a blob that had been through the mower. I cut it in half hoping that would show something! BTW the pores are white. Flesh stains gray/brown. Odor is pleasant mushroom smell.
    I have increased the clarity of the latest photos for better viewing.
    Some possibilities I have been looking into is: ganoderma, formitopsis, Laetiporus.
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    Check out Spongipellis unicolor and see if that is a good fit. If not, ill keep digging
     
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    Spongipellis is a blob, for sure! And it fits some of the perimeters. It just doesn't look right. The sponipellis will turn brown gradually over it's entire shape with age. In addition, it appears to like to be on the trunk of the tree, and from what I read, the higher the better.
    This sample looks more like Ganoderma sessile to me(see https://www.treerot.com/). Their pics seem to resemble what I have a lot closer. It appears that G. sessile likes the base of trees and roots. And grows around grass and seedlings. What do you think?
     
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    I believe I have identified the "blob> I believe it is Pseudoinonotus dryadeus. Saw a pic on facebook from the forum "Mushroom Identification". See what you think.
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