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Down to the hairy upper surface, and I hasten to add with your pointer, (Stereum subtomentosum, I found Stereum hirsutum the Hairy Curtain Crust. From what I have read the hairy condition applies only to young fruiting bodies with this species. The latter being a key factor to S. hirsutum, and not, (that I could find), to S. subtomentosum, or S. rameale.
Before going to press I have surfed the net again. I found that S. rameale does have hairs at the young stage, as a fringe around the outer edge. Not all over as in S. hirsutum.
I do, do a lot of research D.M., and prior to this I did too. The most frustrating thing for me is not being able to find an image that looks anything like mine. This case being a good example, even in respect to the carousel here. It being a bracket fungus is initially all I had to go on. You identifying it, (for which I am most grateful), as I said, gave me the pointer to take my research in a more positive direction.
The results are as describe in the first paragraph above. Am I right in saying this is in fact S. hirsutsun..? Or I am I going to end up with a red face again..?
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If I only had the time to do the research and hunting I wanted, sigh :(
On examining pic again and with the extra info regarding general hair covering I tend to agree with you. fYI S.subtomentosum discoloured yellow when upper surface is scratched hence its common name.
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