Grey Coral - Clavulina cinerea


The fruiting body is ash-grey, with narrow cylindrical stalks extensively branching into antler like tufts. The tips are blunt and not forked. It can grow from 2 to 10 cm tall.

Identification difficulty

Grows on soil in woodland, often along woodland trails.

When to see it

July to November

Life History

Solitary or in small groups

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map