Hairy Bracket

(Trametes hirsuta)

Conservation Status
Hairy Bracket
Photo by Robert Briggs
  IUCN Red List

not listed

 
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

 
  Minnesota

not listed

 
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Hairy Bracket 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 margin is often dark. 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.  
     
 
Habitat and Hosts
 
 

In clusters on stumps and logs of dead hardwood trees

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Fresh in late summer and autumn but persist Year round

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

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

 
  10/25/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common and widespread

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Polyporales (shelf fungi)  
  Family Polyporaceae (bracket fungi)  
  Genus Trametes  
       
 

Synonyms

 
     
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Hairy Bracket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Saprobic

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

 

 
 
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These truly were pure white.

 
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Trametes hirsuta - fungi kingdom
Nineli Lishina
   
 
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Published on Jan 25, 2015

Trametes hirsuta - fungi kingdom

 

 

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Other Videos
 
  Trametes hirsuta.Champimaginatis.English Text
jean pierre Piétri
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 14, 2013

Trametes hirsuta. Tramète hirsute. Non comestible.

   
  Species of mushrooms Trametes hirsuta
Adrian Manolache
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 16, 2016

   

 

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  Luciearl
11/14/2021

Location: Fairview Twp, Cass County

These truly were pure white.

Hairy Bracket  
  Nancy Falkum
5/14/2018

Location: Bald Eagle Bluff SNA

Hairy Bracket  
  Robert Briggs
10/20/2016

Location: Southern River Trail in Afton State Park

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