Blushing Bracket - Daedaleopsis confragosa

    Alternative names
    Trametes rubescens

    The brackets of this species are 8-22 cm wide and are characterised by having a sharp edge. Pale brown on the upper surface with circumferential bands.  The white to cream porous underside bruises pink when scratched, hence the common name.  When old and no longer viable the brackets age to a striking red-brown colour.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on dead deciduous wood, particularly Willow and Birch. 

    When to see it

    Can be seen all year round.

    UK Status

    Common in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    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