Pale Stagshorn - Calocera pallidospathulata

    Description

    Yellow fungus with gelatinous fruit bodies typically 3 to 10 mm, which wrinkle lengthways and narrow downwards to a stem, termed spatulate.  As they develop they change from yellow to white, hence the common name. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On dead or rotting branches, stumps and twigs of broadleaf and coniferous wood.

    When to see it

    Usually seen from early autumn to early winter.

    Life History

    They grow densely crowded.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed and quite common in Britain. First recorded in Yorkshire in the 1980s it has spread very rapidly throughout the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map