Beech Woodwart - Hypoxylon fragiforme


    Small warty brown growths which stand proud on the bark of the host. The fruiting bodies are up to 1cm across, hemispherical, bright salmon pink at first becoming brick red and later blackening, with a finely warted surface. Flesh hard, blackish.

    Similar Species

    It is important to know the that this fungus was found on Beech to distinguish it from similar species such as Birch Woodwart.


    On the dead wood of Beech.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map