Phellinus punctatus is a fungus of the family Polyporacea that contains most of wood shell fungus. It grows in wood of planifolia trees. The fruiting bodies looks like a golden, smooth cushion, plenty of minute pores.
Phellinus punctatus decays woods, therefore it’s a pathogenic fungus. It’s found in trees still alive and in fallen woods, always in humid environment. Pictures 1st and 2nd display Phellinus punctatus on a holm oak in Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac natural park, while pictures 3rd and 4th on fallen trunks of maple (Acer opalus) and large-leaved lime (Tilia platyphyllos) in Montserrat natural park.