CRUST FUNGI & STEREUMS

Crust fungi are fruiting bodies that are broadly attached to the wood substrate. They lie resupinate or flat on the surface and within the dead wood from which they emerge. All crust fungi are not related to each other. They are found in various orders along with very differently shaped close relatives. 


Stereums, unlike most polypores, do not have visible pores. Their hymenium or fertile surface is smooth. Stereums belong to the Stereaceae family within the Russulales order. In other words, they are closely related to Lactarius and Russulas.


You can see examples of common crust fungi as well as fairly common species of stereum by clicking on their individual scientific names which are listed alphabetically. 


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ALEURODISCUS____amorphus

ANTRODIA____albida____heteromorpha____variiformis

ANTRODIELLA____semisupina

CHONDROSTEREUM ____purpureum 

CORTICIUM ____roseocarneum

CRUSTODERMA____corneum

CYSTOSTEREUM____murrayi

FUSCOPORIA (PHELLINUS)____ferrea

HYDNOPHLEBIA____chrizorhyzon 

HYMENOCHAETE____corrugata (agglutinans)____rubiginosa…….tabacina (See HYMENOCHAETOPSIS)

HYMENOCHAETOPSIS____olivacea (Hydnochaete)____tabacina 

IRPEX____lacteus

LEUCOGYROPHANA____romellii 

PENIOPHORA____albobadia ____cinerea____incarnata ____rufa (See STERELLUM)____subacida

PHELLINUS____ferruginosus____inermis 

PUNCTULARIA____strigosozonata 

RADULODON____copelandii

RHODONIA crust____placenta 

SERPULA____himantioides

STERELLUM (PENIOPHORA)____rufum (red)

STEREUM (Re: Russula)____sp.____complicatum____gausapatum ____hirsutum ____ochracea____ochraceoflavum____ostrea____striatum____sanguineolentum____subtomentosm 

TERANA____caerulea 

VARARIA____investiens 

XYLOBOLUS____frustulatus