Habitat: Downed branches of hardwood or brush piles
Conservation Status: Not of concern
The term merulioid indicates a spore-producing surface that is composed of shallow pits or tubes separated by irregular ridges, often correlated with a membranous to gelatinous fruitbody texture. The fruitbodies may be flat against the substrate, with or without extended edges, or form narrow shelves or a series of fused to overlapping caps. Meruliopsis corium is a rather striking fungus, especially when it fruits extensively on downed branches of hardwoods in brush piles. It can be found almost any time of the year but is most common in fall. The cap protrudes from the substrate and has a fibrillose to tomentose white to ochraceous surface. The underside is composed of shallow pores, bumps, and wrinkles and is white to ochraceous with a distinct white cottony fibrillose edge. The consistency is leathery and tough but often pliable.