Observation 130572: Stereum rameale (Schwein.) Burt

When: 2013-03-20

Collection location: Lehman, Luzerne Co. Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

Specimen available

Small, fused, orange caps with wooly haired zones alternating with smooth zones. Hymenophore smooth and orange. Found on dead hardwood log.

Proposed Names

77% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Roody etal.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Locally common on hardwood.

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Thanks Phil.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-26 14:24:57 -03 (-0300)

I have called this one “ironwood.” I didn’t know this is the same as blue beech.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-03-26 14:13:19 -03 (-0300)

You probably walked past numerous Hornbeams (aka ironwood, muscle wood, blue beech) on your many excursions. Try these pages for examples of said species. Type American Hornbeam Tree pictures, click on images of American Hornbeam tree, and have fun. Lots of great images. I’m sure that you will remember seeing them in the woods.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-25 21:03:28 -03 (-0300)

of a previous comment. Roody mention of the Stereum species that prefers blue beech refers to S. striatum, which is what you said, Phil.

According to Mushroom Expert,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-25 16:13:31 -03 (-0300)

S. complicatum and S. rameale are synonyms. I don’t know which name is currently preferred. I may have misread the info form Roody’s book. I’ll check later.

I used Roody’s…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-25 15:22:14 -03 (-0300)

“Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachian Region.” Roody mentions the Blue Beech/Stereum rameale association within the comments for another Stereum species.

I’ll see what I can find about the current status of the two species names rameale and complicatum.

Blue beech
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-03-25 15:14:48 -03 (-0300)

is also know as American Hornbeam and is found in northern states. Stereum striatum has an affinity for this tree. Stereum rameale is synonymous with S. complicatum. Qoute, Mushrooms Demystified, and Macrofungi Associated Wih Oaks….. Can you tell me which refferrence you used that mentioned Blue Beech.

Phil, Roody lists S. rameale…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-03-24 22:54:17 -03 (-0300)

as occurring on blue beech. I believe this is a tree found in SE North America. I don’t know of it here in PA.

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