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Stereum striatum Mushroom
Ref No: 8936
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Stereum striatum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8937
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Stereum striatum (Fr.) Fr. Bracket 0.5-3cm across, flat and round, fan-shaped, or sometimes conical if small; whitish, silvery, pale gray, or buff; dry with long silky radiating hairs. Fertile surface buff to pale brown or yellowish buff to brown, fading to whitish in age; smooth, sometimes concentrically zoned. Stem none or present as small umbo on cap. Flesh very thin, tough and pliant when fresh. Spores cylindrical, smooth, 6-8.5 x 2-3.5. Deposit white. Habitat often fused laterally to form lines up to 10cm long, in groups or masses on twigs and dead branches of hardwoods, especially hornbeam. Found in Europe and widely distributed in central and northeastern North America. Season all year. Not edible.

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