It sounds like a section in a Bunnings hardware store. But it is also a group of fungi that are at the moment adorning wood, both live and dead, in the district. The fungi are characterised by semi-circular shapes called conks, which are the fruiting bodies containing the spores. These fungi can be parasitic where the fungus feeds off the host plant, or saprotrophic where fungus gain nutrients by digesting dead or decaying wood.
They vary in size from the White Punk (Laetiporus portentosus), about 250 mm across, hanging on a Red Stringybark (Eucalyptus macrorhyncha) to the Rosette Fungus (Podoscypha petalodes), only a couple of centimetres in width.
The names are advisory only. To get an accurate identification of fungi you could (a) take a spore print – and I am reluctant to deliberately break off a mushroom despite the multitude of them, (b) note the colour of the spores or (c) examine the size and shape of the spores – most of these are on the micrometre scale (one thousandth of a millimetre) and so I would need a microscope. So my identifications are based on what they look like and where I see them growing. Caveat emptor.
Irrespective of size, colour or form I think they all look ‘top shelf’.