Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa
The brackets of this species are 8-22 cm wide and are characterised by having a sharp edge. Pale brown on the upper surface with circumferential bands. The white to cream porous underside bruises pink when scratched, hence the common name. When old and no longer viable the brackets age to a striking red-brown colour.
Found on dead deciduous wood, particularly Willow and Birch.
Can be seen all year round.
Common in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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