Trametes hard-haired (Trametes hirsuta) photo and description

Trametes hirsuta

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Polyporales
  • Family: Polyporaceae (Polyporous)
  • Genus: Trametes (Trametes)
  • Species: Trametes hirsuta (Trametes hard-haired)


  • Tinder fungus hard-haired ;
  • The sponge is hard-haired ;
  • Polyporus hirsutus;
  • Boletus hirsutus.

Trametes hirsuta

Hard-haired Trametes (Trametes hirsuta) is a mushroom from the Polyporov family, belonging to the Trametes genus. Belongs to the category of basidiomycetes.

External description

The fruit bodies of the hard-haired trametess have thin caps, the upper part of which is gray. A tubular hymenophore is visible on the bottom of the cap, and there is also a rather hard edge.

Fruiting bodies of the described species are represented by widely accreted half caps, sometimes open ones. The caps of this mushroom are often flat, have a thick skin and a great thickness. Their upper part is covered with rigid pubescence; concentric areas are visible on it, often separated by grooves. The edges of the cap are characterized by a yellowish brown color and a slight edge.

The hymenophore of the described fungus is tubular, beige-brown, white or grayish in color. There are from 1 to 4 mushroom pores per 1 mm of the hymenophore. They are separated by partitions, which are initially very thick, but gradually become thinner. Fungal spores are cylindrical and colorless.

The flesh of the harsh trametess has two layers, the upper one of which is characterized by a grayish color, fibrous and soft. Below, the pulp of this mushroom is whitish, in structure it is cork.

Trametes hirsuta

Season and habitat of the fungus

Hard-haired trametes (Trametes hirsuta) belongs to the saprotrophs, grows mainly on the wood of deciduous trees. In exceptional cases, it can also be found on coniferous wood. This mushroom is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, in its temperate region.

You can meet this type of mushroom on old stumps, in the middle of deadwood, on dying trunks of deciduous trees (including bird cherry, beech, mountain ash, oak, poplar, pear, apple, aspen). Found in shady forests, forest clearings and clearings. Also, tinder fungus can grow on old wooden fences located near the forest edge. In the warm season, this mushroom can be found almost always, and in mild climates it grows almost all year round.


Inedible, poorly studied.

Trametes hirsuta

Similar types and differences from them

There are several similar types of mushrooms in hard haired trametus:

- Cerrene monochromatic. In comparison with the described species, it has a difference in the form of a fabric with a pronounced line of dark color. Also, in the monochromatic cerrene, the hymenophore contains pores of different sizes and spores, which are less elongated than in the coarse-haired trametess.

- pubescent trametes is characterized by smaller fruiting bodies, in which the cap is covered with small hairs and has a light shade. The hymenophore of this fungus has pores of different sizes, characterized by thin walls.

- Lenzites birch. The main difference between this species and the coarse-haired tinder fungus is the hymenophore, which has a labyrinth-like structure in young fruiting bodies, and becomes lamellar in mature mushrooms.