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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map