Bay Polypore - Polyporus durus
Pallid grey-brown at first, then chestnut, darker at the centre, very thin. Often lob-sided and lobed. Shiny and leathery, white beneath. Stem 20 to 35 x 5 to 15mm, often black at base. The pores on the underside are barely visible to the naked eye.
On dead, decaying wood of deciduous trees, usually large, fallen and very decayed trunks
Common in southern England. Occasional but widespread elsewhere in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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