Kretzschmaria deusta (Ustulina deusta) (2 Photos)

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Parasitic and saprotrophic on roots and trunks of living and dead hardwoods. Appears in spring as gray crust-like fungus with white margin. Blackens as it matures.

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Kretzschmaria deusta (Ustilinia deusta)