Hairy Curtain Crust

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Hairy Curtain Crust

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes – Order: Russulales – Family: Stereaceae

  1. Season: All Year
  2. Cap : brackets- 3-10cm 1x4cmacross    Stem : –
  3. Habitat: On deciduous stumps and logs and fallen trees
  4. Status: very common
  5. BioData:


Location:   Wicklow Estate Coillte


Wildlife relationships: Decidous Logs, Moss

Stereum hirsutum, also called false turkey tail and hairy curtain crust, is a fungus typically forming multiple brackets on dead wood. It is also a plant pathogen infecting peach trees. S. hirsutum is in turn parasitised by certain other species such as the fungus Tremella aurantia. Substrates for S. hirsutum include dead limbs and trunks of both hardwoods and conifers.


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