Stereum sp.

Stereum sp.

Images of Stereum sp.

(Curtain Crust)

FAMILY

Stereaceae

Species

Stereum sp.

Common name

Curtain Crust

Colour

Different shades of brown

Habitat

Growing on the ground amongst grass

Description

The fruiting body is more or less funnel-shaped to 4 cm diameter. The upper surface has concentric rings in different shades of brown, sometimes with a pinkish tinge, outer edge whitish. The lower fertile surface is a pale brown with an uneven vertically ribbed surface. The stalk of these specimens was up to 1 cm long and attached below ground to rhizomes of Sabi grass (Urochloa mosambicensis).