Golden Spindles - Clavulinopsis fusiformis


Fruiting Body: typically 2 to 10 cm high and about 6 mm wide; cylindrical and unbranched; often flattening; sometimes grooved. Dry; bright or pale yellow, or orange-yellow; fading with age; white at the extreme base; usually with a somewhat pointed tip. Spore print white. 

Identification difficulty

Grassland and woodland clearings.

When to see it

July to November

Life History

Grows in clusters.

UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map