Coral Spot - Nectria cinnabarina

Description

The small orange pustules of Coral Spot are very distinctive, but there is also a pinker colour form. The pustules measure about 2 mm across.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found on the bark of dead deciduous tree branches.

When to see it

October to December.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Common names
Coral Spot
Species group:
Fungi
Kingdom:
Fungi
Order:
Hypocreales
Family:
Nectriaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
117
First record:
02/11/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
03/03/2024 (Smith, Peter)

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