Cinnamon Porecrust - Phellinus ferreus


    Initially forming small cushions 1 to 2 mm across which are cinnamon-yellow, later fusing and becoming cinnamon brown. Flesh rusty brown.

    Identification difficulty

    On dead branches of deciduous wood, especially hazel.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Causes an intensive white rot which rapidly destroys the wood.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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