Ustulina deusta identification

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Ustulina deusta (Fr.) Petrak syn. Kretzschmaria deusta (Hoffm.:Fr.) P. Martin. Korsthoutskoolzwam Szenes ripacsosgomba. Fruit body forming irregular wavy cushions or encrusting the substrate, greyish white in the early stages soon becoming brittle enough to crush between the fingers, finally black and very brittle resembling charred wood. Asci 300 x 15m. Spores black, fusiform, 28?34 x 7?10um. Habitat on old dead stumps or roots of deciduous trees especially beech. Season late spring to summer, although the blackened state may be seen all year round. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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More info about Ustulina deusta mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows in woods
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
Purplish to black
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
Black or blackish
Grey to beige
Normal size:
Less than 5cm
Flesh granular or brittle
Kretzschmaria deusta, Szenes ripacsosgomba
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:45:59

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