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Stereum hirsutum

Hairy Curtain Crust at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Stereum hirsutum at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 2 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Stereum hirsutum 3 Nov 2020 Heino1
Stereum hirsutum 3 Nov 2020 Heino1
Unidentified 2 Nov 2020 Dominique

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Is this a kind of brain fungi?

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Heino1 wrote:
   3 Nov 2020
I can see why you thought of brain fungi. However, those are soft and more-or-less jelly like, without distinct upper and lower surfaces. In the genus Stereum you see leathery, shelf-like growths - in some species extending more than 5 centimetres out from the wood and often more-or-less flat. In Stereum hirsutum the 'shelves' are short and wavy and often folded downward. One thing in all Stereums is that the underside of the 'shelf' is smooth - no gills, no spines, no pores. In Stereum hirsutum the upper surface is markedly hairy (albeit with short hairs) - hence the 'hirsute' part of the name.
Dominique wrote:
   3 Nov 2020
Wow. Thank you for the info.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Nov 2020 11:31 AM Recorded on
  • Dominique Recorded by
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