Blackfoot Polypore - Polyporus leptocephalus
The cap is convex when young, and soon flattens out into a mostly irregular shape. It is yellowy brown when young, greying with age, and up to10 cm in diameter. The pores are white, turning slightly brown when bruised, and the spores are white. The stem often has a blackish base.
It usually grows on the dead branches of broad leaved trees, especially beech.
Late spring to autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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