Beech Tarcrust - Biscogniauxia nummularia

    Description

    This is a black, shiny fungus which forms a crust.

    Habitat

    The crust appears on dead Beech wood.

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Quite uncommon in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland . May be under-recorded as Diatrype stigma is almost identical and is widely recorded on various woods, including Beech.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map