Golden Spindles?

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Lee Dingain
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Golden Spindles?

Post by Lee Dingain » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:48 am

I'm pretty sure these two specimens are both Golden Spindles Clavulinopsis fusiformis? Both have pointed tips, and dark tips (presumably the tips get darker as they age?), paler (whitish) at the base and the dense spindles appear to originate from a fused base (I didn't want to dig them up).
The spindles of one specimen are flattened with longitudinal grooves.

I think Yellow Club Clavulinopsis helvola is the only confusion species. Do you need to examine the spores to be certain? Any thoughts much appreciated.
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Re: Golden Spindles?

Post by Flaxton » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 am

Hi Lee
Yes I think you are right with Clavulinopsis fusiformis.

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