Height up to 8cm
Width up to 30cm
Cap Browny yellow with darker scales.
White to cream underside.
Stem Unusually for a bracken fungus
it has a stem which is grey to black.
Grows on trees both dead as a saprophyte
and live as a parasite.
It produces a white string like
rot which is detrimental to live
trees. Commonly found on elms.
Photographed in south-eastern West
Virginia near Union, attached to the
base of a dead tree, the 'shelves' are
about 7" across.
Included here as this common species is also native to the UK.