Hairy Curtain Crust

Stereum hirsutum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hairy Curtain Crust Stereum hirsutum (Willd.) Gray (illustrated 70% life size) Fruit body occasionally resupinate, but normally forming tough, leathery brackets 3–10cm×1–4cm across, margin wavy and lobed, often in tiered groups; upper surface zoned ochre to greyish; hairy. Fertile or lower surface bright yellow, duller brownish or greyish with age; smooth. Spores 6–7.5×3–3.5¼, elliptical; white, amyloid. Habitat on stumps, logs and fallen branches of deciduous trees; all year. Very common, one of the most commonly recorded fungi in Britain. Not edible.