No Common Name Mucilago crustacea P. Micheli ex F.H. Wiggers  

Status:

Scattered, may form clusters. On rotting wood, dead leaves, plant debris.

Description:

Lump with white chalky outer layer of crystals covering black spore mass. Up to 2.8” (7 cm) long by as much as 2” (5 cm) wide. May be up to 0.8” (2 cm) thick. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Mucilago crustacea (deteriorating fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2019). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Mucilago crustacea (young fruiting body with white covering almost intact) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2019). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Mucilago crustacea (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2010). Outer covering is breaking down, exposing the dark spore mass. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mucilago crustacea (stump with fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2019). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Mucilago crustacea specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2010). Nearly round, uneven, spinulose, blackish-brown; measured 11.8 – 13.1 x 9.6 – 11.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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