Clavulinopsis umbrinella

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Clavulinopsis umbrinella

A frosty specimen. 22 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Upright, repeatedly branching from a common base, pale brown, tips darker, to about 7 cm high

Flesh

White, rather fragile

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores globose with prominent apiculus or nose (4-6) µm. Basidia slender 2 and 4 spored.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species could be confused with Ramariopsis subtilis, and species in the Clavulina and Ramaria genera

Additional Photographs

Clavulinopsis umbrinella

22 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulinopsis umbrinella

22 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulinopsis umbrinella

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 22 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clavulinopsis umbrinella

Two and four spored basidia in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. 22 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin