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Resupinate fungus beige

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: mhh75
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
mhh75’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Resupinate fungus beige
Description:

Fruiting body: diam 1cm ruffled, beige
Underside brown
Growing in cluster of about 20 on an old alder stump

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Scratching

The reaction to scratching in S. rugosum is variable, can be slow, and depends how fresh or hydrated it is. Quite often I have to scratch it two or three times before it gives the expected response.

The main Stereum that does not scratch red is S. hirsutum, but that has a brighter lower surface (hymenium) and in the situation depicted it would have much better formed brackets.

I still regard the photograph as most probably S. rugosum.

Alan