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Clubs/stalks on soil

Overview

 

The genera Clavaria, Clavulina, Clavulinopsis and Ramariopsis contain species with fleshy fruitbodies up to 10 centimetres long and half a centimetre thick. Common colours are white, yellow, orange and red. The fruitbodies may grow sparsely, gregariously (but clearly as distinct fruitbodies) or in a dense cluster (and it would be easy to mistake such a cluster of separate fruitbodies for a single, branched fruitbody – until you look closely). As a group these fungi are common and easily seen, given the sizes and colours. Some species are recognizable visually but others demand a microscopic study to be sure of an identification.

 

Geoglossum fruitbodies (known as Earth tongues) are fleshy, black, with a broader apex and may grow to several centimetres tall.

 

Warning

If the fruitbody is black and stiff look for Xylaria in the On wood sub-group (https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Categories/Guide/1730). Species of Xylaria are mostly found obviously on wood but sometimes you find them growing from buried wood.

 

4 species

Clavulinopsis amoena (Yellow club)

Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena

Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea (Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea)

Clavulinopsis sulcata (A club fungi)

Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata

Geoglossum (Earth tongue)

Geoglossum
Geoglossum
Geoglossum
Geoglossum
Geoglossum
Geoglossum

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