Bitter Bracket (Postia stiptica)

Bitter Bracket (Postia stiptica)
This is a widespread and common bracket fungus that attacks rotting wood, usually on sawn surfaces. It has a preference for conifers and so you will often see it on the sawn ends of felled timber stacked in Forestry Commision woodlands. An autumn and winter species it is white when fresh but discolours with age as the specimen I photographed was doing.
This has a very bitter taste and an unpleasant smell so don't add this to your full English!
Find out more about the Bitter Bracket fungus in Dorset here:

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