Common Names: Parchment fungus
Sub-category: Crust Fungus
Syn. Stereum rameale. Saprobic on the dead wood of hardwoods, especially oaks; growing densely gregariously, often from gaps in the bark; fusing together laterally; causing a white rot of the heartwood. Fruiting bodies are individually up to about 2 cm across, but usually fused together; fan-shaped, semicircular, irregular - or not infrequently resupinate (lacking a cap structure) to effused-reflexed (resupinate with a folded over edge); densely velvety, hairy, or with appressed hairs (sometimes nearly smooth in age); with concentric zones of color and texture; colors ranging from tan to orange-brown, pinkish, or cinnamon; laterally attached, without a stem.