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

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