Smoky Spindles

Clavaria fumosa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Smoky Spindles Clavaria fumosa Pers. (illustrated 50% life size) Fruit body 1.5–14cm high, 1.5–7mm wide, simple fusiform or spindle-shaped, often twisted; whitish, pale mouse-grey, or fuliginous; brittle. Spores 5–8×3–4¼, ellipsoid; white. Habitat in dense tufts usually amongst grass, in open situations; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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