Clavulinopsis corniculata

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Clavulinopsis corniculata

12 November 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Meadow Coral

Fruiting Body

Multiple irregular branches growing from a common base, yellow, to about 8cm high

Flesh

Soft, brittle

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Bitter

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In grassland and, less commonly, deciduous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical (4-7) x (4-7) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Easily distinguished from the superficially similar Calocera viscosa, which grows on coniferous wood, and has tough flesh

Additional Photographs

Clavulinopsis corniculata

20 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulinopsis corniculata

August 1998 Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulinopsis corniculata

17 October 2008 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin