Yellowing Curtain Crust - Stereum subtomentosum

    Description

    A small to medium bracket fungus growing to about 6 or 7cm. The edges in particular tend to show some yellow colouration especially when scored, sometimes has a green algae coat when mature.

    Similar Species

    Distinguished from the similar Stereum hirsutum by being joined to its host by only part of the width of the bracket, sometimes making a stalk-like connection. S. hirsutum brackets are connected along the whole width.

    Habitat

    On the dead wood of broadleaf trees, often in well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    All year round but best in autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map