Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

This interesting looking crust fungus looks very much like it’s name implies. It grows in large patches of what looks like tiny pieces of cracked ceramic tile. Whitish or very light gray, with a sometimes visible black edge, and less frequently, small black caps. It grows on well decayed and dry oak wood stumps or logs. The light colored spore bearing surface can take on a more orangish or pinkish hue as it begins to release spores since the spores themselves are orangish to pinkish in color.