Pipe Club

Macrotyphula fistulosa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Pipe Club Macrotyphula fistulosa (Holmsk.) R.H. Petersen syn. Clavariadelphus fistulosus (Holmsk.) Corner syn. Clavaria fistulosa Holmsk. (illustrated 50% life size) Fruit body 7–30cm high, 2–8mm wide, simple, acute then obtuse, often deformed; yellow then tawny. Spores 10–18.5×4.5–8¼, subfusiform; white. Habitat solitary or gregarious on twigs of deciduous and coniferous trees, especially beech; autumn to winter. Occasional. Edible but not worthwhile.

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