Bleeding Broadleaf Crust - Stereum rugosum

    Description

    Similar to Bleeding Oak Crust, but paler. The upper surface is smooth or slightly warty, becoming hard and crusty with age. It is coloured buff with a pink tinge, and has a paler margin. It bleeds red when damaged.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on a range of dead trees and shrubs, especially hazel.

    When to see it

    Seen all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and frequent in Britain.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map