Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Species: Postia stiptica (Pers.) Jülich
Synonyms: Bjerkandera colliculosa
Boletus albidus
Boletus stipticus
Leptoporus albidus
Leptoporus stipticus
Oligoporus stipticus
Polyporus albidus
Polyporus stipticus
Polystictus albidus
Tyromyces stipticus
Common Name: Bitter Bracket

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Postia stipticaPhotographer: © David Morgan Thomas
Photographer: © David Morgan Thomas

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (4)
Picea abies (3)
Salix (2)
Tilia (2)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Salix cinerea (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Pinus (1)
Picea (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Recently felled woodland: coniferous (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (3)
Soil Grassy (3)
Fallen log (2)
Castanea sativa (1)
Decorticated Wood (1)
Fallen Wood (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Rotting Wood (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Standing Dead Tree (1)
Stump (1)
Tree (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (1)
August (4)
September (5)
October (9)
November (2)