Ramaria: Enveloping Crust

Sebacina incrustans

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Enveloping Crust Sebacina incrustans (Pers.) Tul. syn. Thelephora sebacea Pers. (illustrated 50% life size) Fruit body resupinate, encrusting the base of living plants, forming patches 3–10cm across; white, dusted with spores. Spores 15–20×12–15¼, oblong to ovoid; white. Basidia resembling hot cross buns when viewed from above. Habitat encrusting grass, twigs and other organic debris; early spring to late autumn. Occasional. Not edible.