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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