Shaggy Bracket - Inonotus hispidus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On dead broad-leaf trees, notably Ash but sometimes found on Poplar, Beech and Oak.

    When to see it

    Late summer to winter

    UK Status

    Fairly common in much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map