White Spindles - Clavaria fragilis

Description

Worm-like and upright, this white, spindle shaped fungus grows in clusters reaching up to 10cm. Each spindle can be straight or bent and usually has a blunt tip, though forked tips arise occasionally.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Grassland and sometimes in woodland

When to see it

Autumn

Life History

Grows in groups or clumps

UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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