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Clavaria sp., Hucking

Observed: 5th December 2009 By: martinjohnbishopmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensmartinjohnbishop’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

Unimproved grassland


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martinjohnbishop's picture

C. argillacea

I thought it was this at first but 1) it is not bright yellow 2) it was growing on the North Downs on grassland on clay-with-flints which can give an acid soil but no heather as far as I am aware. If these points are not important then I agree. The shape is certainly not like C. fragilis.

flaxton's picture

The description I have is

The description I have is straw yellow which might fit "at a push" but it should be on heathland. C acuta?

martinjohnbishop's picture

C. acuta

Yes, colour white becoming greyish-ochre seems a better fit.

AlanS's picture

Or alternatively ..

Without examination of the spores I am not going to put up yet another ID, but this looks a lot like Clavaria krieglsteineri to me (based on the one time I have seen it). It may or may not be the same thing as C. tenuipes.

I doubt it is any of C. argillacea, C. acuta or C. fragilis.


martinjohnbishop's picture

Thank you for this information

Indeed it does look like pictures of C. krieglsteineri.
As I have no spores it cannot be checked.
The location information is accurate so the only hope of a closer identification is to find it again.

AlanS's picture

Unfortunately ...

my own find of C. krieglsteineri was in a spot I can locate very precisely, and is also within an area where I have been running a student exercise for many years, but it has never reappeared.


martinjohnbishop's picture

I fear that may be the case at Hucking too

It is not near to where I live.