Cinnamon Porecrust - Phellinus ferreus


Initially forming small cushions 1 to 2 mm across which are cinnamon-yellow, later fusing and becoming cinnamon brown. Flesh rusty brown.

Identification difficulty

On dead branches of deciduous wood, especially hazel.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

Causes an intensive white rot which rapidly destroys the wood.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map