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Stereum hirsutum

   (Family: Stereaceae)
   
Common name: Hairy Stereum EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 30 - 100 mm
Colour:
Staining yellow (Lutescent)
Spore bearing structure:   Pores
Flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
Spore colour:
White
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Not distinctive
General info: EDIT
Thin but tough and forms overlapping tiers, upper surface orange with a yellow margin and with stiff hairs in concentric rings of grey, orange and yellow.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) decorations: zonate
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  The fungal genus Stereum is characterized by its smooth, poreless hymenium and the yellowish upper surface which, in the fresh state, is orange with felted hairs.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
 
 
 
Habitat: Grows on wood
Habitat info: EDIT
On Dead wood and stumps on a range of trees, for example acacia, combretum, gum, olive, pine and oak. Occurs through out the year and most prolific after the first rains.
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