Smoky Bracket - Bjerkandera adusta

    Description

    The overlapping, stalkless caps of this bracket fungus are 3 to 10 cm across with a brown upper surface and a distinctive grey porous underside, hence the common name. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On dead wood of deciduous trees, occasionally on conifer wood.

    When to see it

    July to November but persisting all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map