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15 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Bracket shaped, upper surface rough, felty, whitish, pores large, 2 to 3 per mm, whitish, sometimes exuding clear or red droplets, to about 20 cm wide, and 10 cm thick
Firm, moist, white
Mushroomy, +/- bitter
Late summer to autumn
On dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech
Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (4-5.5) x (2.5-3.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Generative hyphae with clamps.
This species could be confused with Spongipellis spumeus
16 August 2008 West Sussex. An unusual form that was dripping profusely. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
24 August 2020 Hampshire. Growing on a fallen beech tree. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin