A greyish-brown, gelatinous fungus found in tiered groups on rotting and dead branches and logs of broadleaf wood, less commonly on living wood.
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Rather common throughout England although the distribution map seems to show it as scarce in Scotland and Wales (this may be due to observer bias).
Parasitic or saprophytic on stumps and trunks of deciduous trees and shrubs.
On dead and decayed wood of deciduous trees and shrubs, often old stumps of Ulmus spp., or Fraxinus but also known on Acer campestre, Betula spp., Fagus, Ficus carica, Malus, Quercus, Salix spp., and Ulex europaeus. A single collection in herb. K supposedly on Taxus. Notes: Common in England. Infrequently reported elsewhere but apparently widespread. English name = 'Tripe Fungus'.
The fruit body has a grey, brownish, zoned upper surface, hairy and pallid at the margin, which is lobed. The under surface is reddish-purple, white, pruinose and wrinkled.
Gelatinous, brownish and elastic when moist, brittle and hard when dry. Odour and taste not distinctive.