The meshes of the basal network may become very small or virtually obliterated, so that the coenosarc becomes a crust of tubes tendingtofusetogether, and covered over by a common perisarc. Encrusting colonies of this kind are seen in Clava squamata (fig.
The polyps may be solitary, or form colonies, which may be of the spreading or encrusting type, or arborescent, and then always of monopodial growth and budding.
Trophosome encrusting with hydranths of Bougainvillea-type, polyps differentiated into blastostyles, gastrozoids and dactylozoids; gonosome free medusae or gonophores.
So far as the trophosome is concerned, the step from an encrusting by a ring of dactylozoids (fig.
As crystals, and as stalactitic, encrusting, reniform, massive, earthy and occasionally pulverulent forms as "sulphur meal."
How would you define encrusting? Add your definition here.