Species of the Month: November/December 2017

 

Cobalt Crust Terana caerulea

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© Steven Murray

This distinctive bright coloured fungus is considered uncommon in the UK, but can be found in many woodlands in south Wales. As the common name suggests, this species is bright blue and forms a covering crust on trees and deadwood.

This species is likely to be found in much of the SEWBReC area, but we only have 260 records of Cobalt Crust in our database. You can view the Welsh distribution of Cobalt Crust on Aderyn.

More information about Cobalt Crust can be found on NatureSpot and First Nature.

If you spot Cobalt Crust during November and December (or at any other time of year), please send us the record, ideally via our Species of the Month form on SEWBReCORD (nb. you will need to be signed into SEWBReCORD to use this link). Instructions on how to submit records are available here.