Crested Coral - Clavulina coralloides

Alternative names
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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