Smoky Bracket Fungus

Smoky Bracket Fungus - Bill BlackSmoky Bracket Fungus - Bill Black

Latin name: Bjerkandera adusta --INEDIBLE--

This medium-sized bracket fungus is quite common on dead logs of deciduous trees and can be found throughout the year. The upper surface of its small irregular brackets (2-7 cm across) is pale grey- brown (darker if wet) often with concentric zones. In contrast the underside is dark smoky grey and this layer contains minute pores. This fungus is inedible, being thin and leathery.

Status in the UK: common
Status in Alderney: ?