Stereum hirsutum

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Stereum hirsutum

17 January 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Crust-like, usually also bracket-like, upper surface finely velvety, whitish, then orange-brown, sometimes with a green algal coat, underside orange-brown

Flesh

Thin, ochraceous

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth, hyaline, amyloid (5-8) x (2-3.5) µm2. Basidia cylindrical, 4-spored. Hyphal system dimitic. Clamp connections absent. Pseudocystidia cylindrical, hyaline to yellowish with rounded apices. Acutocystidia cylindrical, with acute apices.

Edibility

Inedible