Clavulina cinerea

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Clavulina cinerea

21 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Grey Coral Fungus

Fruiting Body

Multiple irregular branches growing from a common base, grey to pinkish grey, to about 10cm high

Flesh

Grey-white, tough

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On soil in deciduous and mixed woods

Spore Print

White to pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, droplets (6.5-11) x (6-10) µm2

Edibility

Edible, said to be good, though caution is advised due to possible confusion with Ramaria species

Additional Photographs

Clavulina cinerea

21 October 2007 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulina cinerea

September 2001 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulina cinerea

October 2004 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin