Junghuhnia nitida

Alternative names
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.

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

UK Map