Bleeding Broadleaf Crust - Stereum rugosum
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.
Found on a range of dead trees and shrubs, especially hazel.
Seen all year round.
Widespread and frequent in Britain.
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