Pipe Club - Macrotyphula fistulosa var. fistulosa


Often somewhat laterally flattened and sometimes longitudinally grooved; occasionally straight but more often wavy; simple clubs with blunt, rounded or mitriform tips; ochre to light brown but occasionally more orange towards the fertile tips. The individual stems are typically 5 to 30cm tall and 5 to 10mm across.

Identification difficulty

Saprobic, on the ground in leaf litter in deciduous woodlands and on woodland edges; sometimes growing from rotting wood, particularly birch.

When to see it

June to November.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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