Silky Parchment Stereum striatum (Fries) Frees    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Stereaceae   >   Genus Stereum   

Description:

Fruiting body: Small individual fruiting bodies often fused; silver/purple-gray; flat, roundish to fan-shaped; small radiating silky fibers. Pores: Light buff to shades of orange-brown; smooth to wrinkled; may be concentrically zoned (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Groups on dead branches of hardwoods (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Silky Parchment (from above) in Howard Co., Maryland (12/13/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Silky Parchment (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Silky Parchment (fertile surface of old fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Silky Parchment (closeup of infertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Silky Parchment spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Cylindric, smooth, hyaline; measured 6.5-7.4 X 2.9-3.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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