White Spindles

Clavaria fragilis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

White Spindles Clavaria fragilis Holmsk. syn. C. vermicularis Fr. (illustrated 55% life size) Fruit body 6–12cm high, 3–5mm wide, simple, becoming flattened and grooved; white; very brittle. Spores 5–7×3–4¼, ellipsoid; white. Habitat in dense tufts in fields and grassy places; autumn. Frequent. Edible but of no culinary interest.

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