Southern Bracket - Ganoderma australe
A large bracket varying in colour from ochre, through reddish to dark brown. The underside is white. Great care is needed when identifying this species (see below).
Artist’s Fungus Ganoderma applanatum is very similar though less common, and the two are impossible to identify with certainty without microscopic examination of spores. .
On trunks of living deciduous trees causing serious heart-rot.
Very common and widespread in Britain
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015