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Observation 152845: Stereum Hill ex Pers.

When: 2013-11-17

Collection location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Luke Mikler (Lmikler)

No specimen available

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Images

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Proposed Names

52% (3)
Recognized by sight
0% (2)
Recognized by sight: With hairs on it when examined under “huge”.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Kuo, M. (2008, December). Stereum complicatum. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/stereum_complicatum.html

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Stereum and Trametes
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-11-18 15:27:37 MST (-0700)

are both hairy/fuzzy according to M. Kuo: Kuo, M. (2008, December). Stereum ostrea. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/stereum_ostrea.html Trametes has pores; Stereum does not.

When enlarged to huge
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-18 10:20:15 MST (-0700)

can’t make enough detail out. Can see lots of hairs. But hair can be from Trametes versicolor or Trametes hirsutum, for example. BTW, I suspect this could as easily be Trametes as Stereum.

Photo of Underside
By: Luke Mikler (Lmikler)
2013-11-18 08:53:43 MST (-0700)

The photo with the hand has two pieces of the fungi. The top most piece is actually flipped over and does expose the underside.

Other things that would help identify this:
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-18 02:02:39 MST (-0700)

Being sure to identify the host tree (birch in this case), and a photo of the underside (hymenium) where the spores are produced. You wouldn’t expect to get an identity of a blueberry without a blueberry, would you? ;) (Actually, a whortleberry would be more likely in your area.)

BTW, Stereum and Trametes are both thin-fleshed, and used as medicine in China. Try chewing a piece of it like gum (it’s safe). The Chinese often use this for aspirin.