Crested Coral - Clavulina coralloides

    Alternative names
    Clavulina cristata

    This distinctive coral mushroom can be recognized in the field by its white colours and "cristate" branch tips, which are flattened and feature several tiny points.

    Identification difficulty

    In mixed woodland often in wet areas along ditches or banks.

    When to see it

    Usually found from summer to early autumn

    Life History

    This fungus forms small clumps similar to marine coral.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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