Stereum hirsutum


Common Names: Hairy curtain crust, false turkey tail, hairy parchment
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Crust Fungus


A saprobic hardwood-loving crust fungus that develops fairly substantial, medium-sized cap structures that often fuse laterally with one another. It is smaller and more frequently fused than Stereum ostrea. Individually 0.5 to 3 cm across, but often fused together; fan-shaped, semicircular, or irregular; densely velvety, hairy, or with appressed hairs; with concentric zones of texture and color; colors variable, but generally ranging from yellow to tan, brown, reddish brown, or buff (sometimes developing greenish shades in old age as a result of algae); laterally attached, without a stem.

Edible Notes: Not edible. Too tough/woody to consume.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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