|Copyright: Jaume Pages Pinyol (jpages) (29)|
|Date Taken: 2004-03-27|
|Camera: Nikon F80|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-02-02 16:13|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
This photo was token in a burned forest near “Sant Miquel del Fai”, a very pleasant place near Barcelona / Catalunya, were there is a water fall very unusual in this zone, and some ways to take a walk by the mountain (very recommended in weekend to avoid the stress)
During an excursion, we could see how the fire burned a very big region that before was full of trees, almost of them pines.
Over a burned trunk, I saw this variety of mushroom, and it impress me a lot, that after 2 years of the fire, this kind of live begins to grow again. Really beautiful.
I am not a mushroom expert, so I have been looking for witch kind of mushroom it is, and it may be: “Stereum-hirsutum“ (sorry if not, any help will be wellcome).
I found this info in:
(Very good page for mushroom lovers!)
Common Name: False Turkey Tail
Fruiting body annual or short-live perennial, resupinate when young, forming thin, leathery overlapping shelves at maturity, 1-3.5 cm wide and up to 8 cm long when fused with adjacent shelves; upper surface hairy, undulate, lobed, banded orange-brown to yellow-brown, older tissue grey to greyish-brown; lower fertile surface smooth, orange-buff to pale-buff, if zoned, less conspicuously than the upper surface; flesh 0.5-1.0 mm thick, pliant when young, tough in age; stalk absent.
Spores 5.5-7 x 3-3.5 µm, cylindrical, smooth.
Fruiting in tiers and overlapping shelves on “dead hardwood stumps”, branches, etc., occasionally on conifer wood; fruiting throughout the mushroom season.
Inedible; too tough to be of culinary value.
The small, wavy, leathery shelves of Stereum hirsutum are a common sight in Bay Area woodlands. Fresh fruitings are bright orange-brown to orange-buff, fading in age or dry weather to dull-buff or grey. As the common name suggests, Stereum hirsutum is sometimes confused with Trametes versicolor, the so called "true" Turkey Tail. The latter also has a banded upper surface, but is colored differently, usually a combination of grey, brown or cream, rarely with orange tones. More significantly, it has a pored, not smooth fertile surface. Lenzites betulina, another bracket fungus with a banded upper surface, differs in having a gill-like hymenium.
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