Bay Polypore - Polyporus durus

    Alternative names
    Polyporus badius

    Pallid grey-brown at first, then chestnut, darker at the centre, very thin. Often lob-sided and lobed. Shiny and leathery, white beneath. Stem 20 to 35 x 5 to 15mm, often black at base. The pores on the underside are barely visible to the naked eye.

    Identification difficulty

    On dead, decaying wood of deciduous trees, usually large, fallen and very decayed trunks

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    UK Status

    Common in southern England. Occasional but widespread elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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