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.
Found all year round on the dead wood of deciduous trees. Widespread but uncommon.
Photographs of White-rot Fungus (Trametes ochracea) taken February 2012, local hedgerow on willow, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.