Fungi Outer Hebrides


Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Xylariaceae

Kretzschmaria deusta  (Hoffm.) P.M.D. Martin

Brittle Cinder

Determiner: 
Lucie Zíbarová

References: 
A common wood-rotter, easily overlooked as it occurs near the base of trees, often found on decaying stumps. The fungus develops in spring in the anamorphic stage as greyish crusts with white wavy-edges. In summer, the fungus turns black and brittle, this is the sexual stage

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