Bitter Bracket - Postia stiptica
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.
Usually on felled trunks and large fallen branches of conifers; very occasionally on the timber of hardwood trees.
All year round, but especially in Autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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