Bitter Bracket - Postia stiptica

Description

A white irregular shaped bracket up to 10 cm across, but often less. 1 to 3 cm thick. Lower (fertile) surface with tubes and pores; watery droplets are exuded mainly from margin region and from the pores. Very bitter taste. It may turn ochre-brown when old.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually on felled trunks and large fallen branches of conifers; very occasionally on the timber of hardwood trees.

When to see it

All year round, but especially in Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

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