Birch Polypore - Piptoporus betulinus
This common bracket has a smooth curvy look as the rim wraps over the edge of the pores. The cap is pale brown and the underside is white. Though the brackets are produced annually, last year's often survive and are often dark and discoloured.
Exclusively on fallen dead Birch wood and on standing dead or dying tree trunks.
All year round
The alternative name of Razorstrop Fungus originated because it has been traditionally dried and used for sharpening knives and razors.
Very common throughout Britain
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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