Other deciduous broadleaved trees.
Generally located out away from the base of the tree emerging from the ground.
Annual. Usually forms as a rosette consisting of numerous zoned pinkish-brown fronds but may emerge a light beige. May grow to approximately 25cm in length and is usually up to 10cm high. Often grows around grass blades. Difficult to spot in woodlands when leaf litter covers the ground.
It is suspected that this fungus may be able to act parasitically on the roots of its host, though there is a distinct lack of research to back-up this assertion. Because it is usually associated with mature and veteran trees, decay may therefore be very slow. Because of its rarity, this fungus should be protected from damage and the host conserved. Kew Gardens’ mycological department must be informed, where it is found.