Hairy Bracket

(Trametes hirsuta)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Hairy Bracket

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common and widespread

Season

Fresh in late summer and autumn but persist Year round

Habitat/Hosts

In clusters on stumps and logs of dead hardwood trees

Photo by Robert Briggs

Identification

This is a small, common, and widely distributed bracket fungus. It is found year round, alone or in groups. It is saprobic, occurring on stumps and fallen logs of dead hardwood trees.

There is usually no stem, sometimes just a rudimentary stem.

The cap is fan-shaped, semicircular, or kidney-shaped, 1 to 6 wide or much wider, and to 2 deep. It sometimes fuses with adjacent caps. The upper side is concentrically zoned or grooved, and is densely and conspicuously hairy to coarsely velvety hairy. The zones are whitish, grayish, yellowish, or pale brownish. The colors are dull and are not highly contrasting. It is often greenish due to a covering of algae.

The underside (pore surface) is white, yellowish, or buff when young, becoming brownish or gray with age. There are 2 to 4 pores per mm (about 1 32). The pores are small but plainly visible.

The flesh is whitish, tough, and watery when fresh, becoming dry, rigid, and corky. It is inedible.

 
Similar
Species

Trametes pubescens is smaller, no more than 3 wide. The cap and margin are radially striate. The margin is not brown or darkened. The pore surface becomes yellowish with age.


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 30.


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Taxonomy

Division:

Basidiomycota (club fungi)

 

Subdivision:

Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)

 

Class:

Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)

 

No Rank:

Agaricomycetes incertae sedis

 

Order:

Polyporales

 

Family:

Polyporaceae (bracket fungi)

 
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Common
Names

no common name


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

saprobic

Obtaining nutrients from non-living organic matter, such as decaying plant or animal matter.

 

       

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  Trametes hirsuta - fungi kingdom
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Trametes hirsuta. Tramète hirsute. Non comestible.

 
     
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Location: Southern River Trail in Afton State Park

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