Cinnamon Porecrust - Phellinus ferreus

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map