On a fallen branch. 30 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Shell shaped, laterally attached to the substrate, surface finely felty, white when young, then orange brown, zoned, margin pale and inrolled, scalloped, to about 3 cm across
Covered wih wrinkles, often branched, radiating outwards, white when young, soon pale brown then darker brown
Autumn to spring
Infrequent, more common in northern England and Scotland
On the bark of dead wood from deciduous trees, favouring beech and hazel
Spores sausage shaped, smooth, slightly amyloid (3.5-4) x (1-1.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Hyphal system monomitic. Cystidia absent.
Easily recognised by the wrinkled underside.
30 December 2021 Beech, Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.