Blackfoot Polypore - Polyporus leptocephalus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It usually grows on the dead branches of broad leaved trees, especially beech.

    When to see it

    Late spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map