Crystal Brain Fungus - Exidia nucleata


    This is a translucent-white jelly fungus whose principal fieldmark is the presence of whitish nodules in the context. It can occur in extensive patches, becoming convoluted and brain-like in shape. Care is needed to separate it from similar species.

    Identification difficulty

    On decaying wet wood

    When to see it

    Seen in late autumn and winter

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map