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.

Identification difficulty

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.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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