Shaggy Bracket - Inonotus hispidus


    Up to 30 cm across, these rust-brown brackets have concentric zoning on a distinctive, downy upper surface that is usually wrinkled at the edges. The cap is usually quite broadly attached to the substrate without a stem.

    Identification difficulty

    On dead broad-leaf trees, notably Ash but sometimes found on Poplar, Beech and Oak.

    When to see it

    Late summer to winter

    UK Status

    Fairly common in much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map