Junghuhnia nitida

    Alt Name
    Steccherinum nitidum

    Over time, this crust fungus can grow into patches of 15 cm and larger.  A sterile white margin is persistent. It is tough-fibrous, drying brittle, pore surface varying greatly in colour from ochreous buff to pinkish cinnamon, the pores angular.

    Identification difficulty

    On dead wood.

    When to see it

    Visible throughout the year.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England, though not particularly well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map