Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales Family: Stereaceae
Species: Stereum hirsutum (Willd.) Gray
Synonyms: Auricularia reflexa
Boletus auriformis
Helvella acaulis
Thelephora hirsuta
Common Name: Hairy Curtain Crust


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Stereum hirsutumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (41)
Corylus avellana (36)
Quercus petraea (33)
Quercus (22)
Alnus glutinosa (17)
Betula pubescens (8)
Quercus robur (8)
Crataegus monogyna (6)
Acer pseudoplatanus (4)
Picea sitchensis (4)
Betula pendula (3)
Prunus laurocerasus (3)
Beech (2)
Betula (2)
Ulmus glabra (2)
Castanea sativa (1)
Ilex aquifolium (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Rhododendron ponticum (1)
Salix (1)
Salix aurita (1)
Salix cinerea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (50)
Woodland: mixed (18)
Parkland and scattered trees (16)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (14)
Woodland: broadleaved (11)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (10)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Woodland (6)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (5)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (4)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (4)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Woodland: plantation (4)
Rowan-birch woods (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Mire: lowland raised bog, bare peat (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Alnus glutinosa-Urtica dioica woodland (1)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge, species-poor (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Hazel-birch woods (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Lowland hazel-sessile oakwoods (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Mire: upland raised bog, bog vegetation with Sphagnum (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, acidic (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (59)
Acer pseudoplatanus (39)
Tree (29)
Castanea sativa (28)
Stump (16)
Quercus rubra (13)
Fallen Tree (12)
Dead Branch (7)
wood (6)
Log (5)
Cut Trunk (4)
Standing Dead Tree (4)
Soil Needle (3)
Fallen log (2)
Fallen Wood (2)
Rotting Wood (2)
Sawn Wood (2)
Soil Leaves (2)
Twig (2)
branch (1)
Fallen Twig (1)
Norway Maple (1)
Standing Dead Branch (1)
stump, cut (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (17)
February (22)
March (16)
April (23)
May (33)
June (11)
July (21)
August (22)
September (42)
October (89)
November (32)
December (20)