Phylloporia ribis

Alternative names
Gooseberry Tinder Bracket
Spindle Bracket

Tough and woody. Usually in abundance and sometimes in tiers – remaining often individually small to more infrequently moderate in size (takes some years). Can have a bracket form or a resupinate form. Variable colours. Young growth (i.e. fresh) often a golden whitish to yellow-orange with a pinkish tinge – look on the underside if in bracket form. Mature growth darker golden- to tan-brown. Often mossy on the upper surface the bracket – generally also algal-stained (dark green).

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

There are similar species and microscopic examination may be necessary.


Often found on Hawthorn and Spindle sometimes on Gooseberry.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Widespread in the south of England though not commonly recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map