Observation 183490: Stereum hirsutum (Willd.) Pers.

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

-It was found growing gregariously on a decaying log.
-A strong distinctive odor was detected, but not quite sure what exactly.
-It’s shaped looked like a cup. The cup structure was measured to be about 5.1 mm in diameter.
-The specimen felt dry, dull, smooth, and somewhat velvet to the touch.
-Upper portion: the inside of the cup was dark brown with concentric rings of gray.
-Lower portion: underneath the cup structure, it was a medium brown color with cream-colored margins.
-There didn’t appear to be an obvious stipe, but there was some extension from the wood that slightly resembled a stipe. It was central and measured to be about 0.9 mm.
-There were no pores, gills, or tines.

The structure was flexible to an extent.

Species Lists


Growing gregariously on log
Clusters were formed
Lower portion of medium brown color with cream margin
Upper portion of dark brown with gray concentric rings on the surface

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
81% (1)
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Used references: DNA sequencing and BLAST scores

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