Hericium coralloides

Range & Status

A weakly parasitic or saprotrophic species found on living and dead wood, usually dead standing trunks of Beech Fagus sylvatica and very occasionally Ash Fraxinus excelsior in old deciduous woodland. A rare species known from widely scattered sites in England, mainly in the southern counties. There are only two Cornish records: Bryher in the Isles of Scilly where it was found under a plank of wood (1967), and near St. Allen (1974). This species is on the UK BAP List of Priority Species 2007.