Bleeding Broadleaf Crust

Stereum rugosum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Bleeding Broadleaf Crust Stereum rugosum (Pers.) Fr. (illustrated 75% life size) Fruit body usually resupinate, occasionally forming small, woody brackets; fertile surface buff, often tinged pink, bleeding red if cut when fresh, drying more ochre and often cracking. Flesh whitish; thin, stratified. Spores 9–13Γ—3.5–5ΒΌ, elliptical; white, amyloid. Habitat on stumps, logs, and fallen branches of deciduous trees, especially hazel; all year. Very common. Not edible.

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