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Star set mushroom
:Basidienpilze (Basidiomycota)
:Stand mushrooms (Basidiomycetes)
:Hat mushrooms (Agaricomycetidae)
: (Russulales)
:Wollstammartige (Lachnocladiaceae)
:Asterisk mushrooms (Asterostroma)
:Star set mushroom
Scientific name
Asterostroma cervicolor
(Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Massee 1889

The star set mushroom (Asterostroma cervicolor), also Ockerfarbener asterisk mushroom, is a kind dry rot.

Star set mushrooms were proven so far in soaked roof structures, cellars, walls, and keep-drew to buildings. First building oh way come from the beginning of the last century.

Their strands over-grow brick-work and can also through-grow it, in order to form fruit bodies and to settle probably also new wood. The infestation with star set mushrooms is not aggressive as as with genuine dry rot, however only few data are present.

It seems safe however that the star set mushrooms need a very high wood and brick-work humidity for their growth - thus fullly wet. The star set mushrooms cause an intensive so that with fruit body or Myzelfunden a wood damage is present, which must be limited.


The Myzel is from whitish-yellow color. The Setae (excrescences) is specific and named-giving the Hyphen, which unfortunately only in the microscope to be seen to be able.


  • Huckfeldt, T. (2003): Ecology and Cytologie of the genuine dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) and other house rot mushrooms. Thesis Fachb. Biol. University. Hamburg reports of the BFH 113, 152 S.

See also

Further destructive house rot mushrooms:

  • Genuine dry rot
  • Brown cellar sponge

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