Wet Rot - Coniophora puteana

Alternative names
Cellar Fungus

Fruiting body resupinate, up to 2 mm thick, surface smooth to rough, olivaceous brown, margin whitish, often forming extensive patches.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Wet wood, logs and stumps.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map