No way!!! I must do my research now. I saw these and knew immediately I'd not seen them before in all my mushroom hunting. I'll be damned. The texture was almost velvety and the same fungus on the other side of the log was turning pink almost red, so I knew I had a special find...what else do you know about them? I just love to discuss this stuff!!
Honey fungus is unusual for a plant pathogen because it can attack both living and dead trees (sometimes killing their hosts and continuing to derive nutrients from the dead logs), and can attack many plants, even corn. The only plants associated with it that aren't horribly killed or sickened by it are the leafless saprophytic orchids of Gastrodia (some species, like G. elata, will not flower unless infected with honey fungus). It is edible, but can cause stomach aches in sensitive peoples especially if eaten raw, and sometimes tastes bitter unless parboiled.