Pipe Club - Macrotyphula fistulosa var. fistulosa

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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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