Nut Disco - Hymenoscyphus fructigenus


A tiny, whitish fungus the fruiting bodies are cup shaped to disc shaped and up to 4 mm across. It is Saprobic on beech nuts, acorns and other nuts, growing in clusters.

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Grows in clusters on beech nuts and acorns.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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