Lumpy Bracket - Trametes gibbosa

    Description

    This is a polypore that causes a white rot. Fruit bodies are 8 to15 cm in diameter and semicircular in shape. The upper surface is usually grey or white, but may be greenish in older specimens due to algal growth. Elongated pores are located on the under-surface.

    Habitat

    Often found on beech stumps but also on the dead wood of other hardwood species.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map