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Hawthorn Fungi

Observed: 13th July 2013 By: retreevalretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensretreeval’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fungi on Hawthorn
Fungi on Hawthorn
Description:

Small fungi growing on Hawthorn trunk

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum) interacts

Comments

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Stereum

The colour is indeed rather like Trametes pubescens, as suggested above, but looking at the second photograph at high resolution, we can see the under-surface is smooth, not poroid, so definitely not a Trametes!

It's an odd colour for S. hirsutum, which is usually a more uniform grey when dry, and I had a look in vol 12 of Fungi Europaei (Corticiaceae s.l.) to remind myself of other, rarer Stereum species. In fact the photograph of S. hirsutum used in that monograph shows a dried out colony that is identical in colour and pattern to what we see above.

Shiela has this nailed.

Alan