Crested Coral - Clavulina coralloides

    Alt Name
    Clavulina cristata
    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map