Bjerkandera adusta

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Bjerkandera adusta

On a fallen beech tree. 18 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Smoky Polypore

Fruiting Body

Bracket shaped, thin, upper surface velvety, grey with a white margin, darkening with age, underside covered with pores, grey, darkening with age, each bracket grows to about 3 cm across

Flesh

Tough

Smell

Fungal

Taste

Sour

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On living and dead wood from deciduous trees favouring beech

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Bjerkandera adusta

18 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin