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Remarks (public):Already in the field an easily recognized species due to its pale violaceous colour and the rhizomorphic margin. According to the collections investigated in the herbaria from various localities in Europe, USSR, and North America it is a well characterized species, in both macro- and micromorphology. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Steccherinum fimbriatum (Pers.:Fr.) John Erikss., Symb. Bot. Ups. 16 p. 134, 1958; Hydnum fimbriatum Pers.:Fr., Syst. my-col. I p. 421, 1821. non Hydnum fimbriatum (Banker) Sacc. & Trott.
Fruitbody strictly resupinate, loosely adnate, often widely spread over the substratum, hymenium odontioid, fairly soft but tough, in the living state usually pale violaceous or grey-reddish, in the herbaria dark ochraceous or sometimes greyish, even yellowish-grey, aculei conical, penicillate, about 0.2-0.3 mm long and 4-5 per mm, subiculum concolorous or slightly paler, 0.1-0.2 mm thick, margin more or less filamentous to rhizomorphic with several cm long threads composed of generative and skeletal hyphae.
Hyphal system dimitic, generative hyphae thin-walled, 3.5-4 µm wide, with clamps and sparse ramifications, in the aculeal trama together with skeletals, skeletal hyphae thick-walled, (2.5-)3 µm wide, rarely branched, without clamps, interwoven with generative hyphae, subhymenial layer thin, with short-celled hyphae, always with clamps.
Cystidia (Pseudocystidia) numerous in the aculei, more rare or lacking in the hymenial layer between the aculei, strongly encrusted towards the obtuse apex, the encrusted part normally 40-50 x 8-10 µm.
Basidia subclavate, slightly sinuous, 18-20 x 4-4.5 µm, with four sterigmata and a basal clamp.
Spores ellipsoid, smooth, thin-walled, 3.2-3.5(-4) x (2-)2.2-2.5 µm.
Habitat and distribution. On bark as well as on decorticated deciduous wood, more rarely observed on Juniperus and other coniferous substrata. S. fimbriatum seems to prefer fertile deciduous biotopes and is the most common species of the genus in the Nordic countries. There are numerous collections from Scandinavia and according to Strid (1975), it is rather common in the northern part, especially in rich alder vegetation along the coast.
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