Mossy maple bracket; poplar bracket
Maple and poplar.
Other deciduous broadleaves.
Found on the trunk of the host tree and potentially along scaffold limbs. Also found on stumps and fallen stems.
Perennial. Tough and woody. Upper surface a white-grey and becoming mossy with age. Tube layer initially off-white and becoming peachy orange. Cross-section reveals distinctly separated deep tube layers (photo e). Often abundant and in tiers / decks. Individual brackets can become very large.
Perenniporia fraxinea (has beige flesh and brown tube layer – same host range); Rigidoporus ulmarius (has white flesh and a small cinnamon-coloured tube layer – same host range); Trametes gibbosa (usually found on dead stems / limbs / stumps and fallen trees)