Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Hymenochaetales Family: Hymenochaetaceae
Species: Hymenochaete rubiginosa (Dicks.) Lév.
Synonyms: Auricularia ferruginea
Auricularia ferrugineum
Helvella rubiginosa
Hymenochaete ferruginea
Stereum ferrugineum
Stereum rubiginosum
Common Name: Oak Curtain Crust


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Hymenochaete rubiginosaPhotographer: © David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (11)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland (5)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (2)
Fallen Tree (2)
Standing Dead Tree (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Castanea sativa (1)
Dead Branch (1)
Decorticated Wood (1)
Rotting Wood (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (2)
March (3)
May (3)
June (1)
July (1)
August (2)
September (1)
October (12)
November (1)