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Xylobolus frustulatus

 

Common Name: Ceramic Parchment

Synonyms: Auricularia frustulata, Stereum frustulatum, Stereum frustulosum, Thelephora frustulata, Thelephora sinuans, Xylobolus frustulosus; Species Fungorum

Substrate: Oak Logs

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Whitish

Comments: 

An easily recognizable crust fungus, this will appear white before it has released its spores - thus the ceramic reference to the common name. After the spore release, the black body of the fungus remains.

Most commonly found on oak. Not edible.

Lookalikes:  

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Xylobolus frustulatus

Xylobolus frustulatus

3/30/13 - Orange County, IN

Xylobolus frustulatus

Xylobolus frustulatus

10/22/11 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Xylobolus frustulatus

Xylobolus frustulatus

5/24/13 - Winslow Woods - Bloomington, IN

Xylobolus frustulatus

9/27/11 - Morgan Monroe State Forest - Morgan Co., IN

Xylobolus frustulatus

8/24/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN