Shaggy Bracket - Inonotus hispidus
Up to 30 cm across, these rust-brown brackets have concentric zoning on a distinctive, downy upper surface that is usually wrinkled at the edges. The cap is usually quite broadly attached to the substrate without a stem.
On dead broad-leaf trees, notably Ash but sometimes found on Poplar, Beech and Oak.
Late summer to winter
Fairly common in much of Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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