Rusty Porecrust - Fuscoporia ferruginosa

Alternative names
Phellinus ferruginosus

A small bracket fungus that is cinnamon to rusty brown in colour, usually between 5 and 15 cm across and up to 1.5 cm thick, with little swellings along the margin.

Identification difficulty

Often found on the branches of Oak, but also on other trees.

When to see it

All year round

Life History

Annual or perennial

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread throughout England

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