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


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

UK Map