White-rot Fungus

Trametes ochracea

White-rot Fungus (Trametes ochracea)

Also known as ‘The Ochre Bracket’, this is a smallish bracket fungus with a greyish white or cream colour, concentrically ringed brown, ochre, orange or rust tones. Finely downy to begin, then becoming smooth. Similar to Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor), except White-rot Fungus is smaller, thicker, paler, and lacks the blues and purples. Fruit body 5cm across.

White-rot Fungus (Trametes ochracea)

Found all year round on the dead wood of deciduous trees. Widespread but uncommon.

White-rot Fungus (Trametes ochracea)

Photographs of White-rot Fungus (Trametes ochracea) taken February 2012, local hedgerow on willow, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

 

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