Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales Family: Clavulinaceae
Species: Clavulina coralloides (L.) J. Schröt.
Synonyms: Clavaria coralloides
Clavaria cristata
Clavulina cristata
Clavulina cristata f. subcinerea
Clavulina cristata forma subcinerea
Clavulina cristata var. cineroides
Clavulina cristata var. coralloides
Clavulina cristata var. incarnata
Clavulina cristata var. lappa
Clavulina cristata var. subrugosa
Ramaria cristata
Common Name: Crested Coral


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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (5)
Corylus avellana (5)
Pinus sylvestris (3)
Picea abies (3)
Larix (3)
Quercus (2)
Picea (2)
Betula (1)
Beech (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Pinopsida (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Acanthaceae (1)
Abies procera (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (14)
Woodland: mixed (9)
Woodland (6)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Holcus lanatus-Juncus effusus rush-pasture (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (20)
Soil Leaves (11)
Soil Mossy (11)
Larch (Larix) (10)
Soil Needle (8)
Leaf Litter (2)
Soil Grassy (2)
Litter (1)
Soil bare (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
February (1)
March (3)
June (1)
July (2)
August (17)
September (32)
October (33)
November (8)