Clavaria sulcata
(van Over.) Petersen
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Description:
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One of the more common club fungi, it is easily recognised and not difficult to see where its common name comes from.

Fruit bodies: up to 70 x 15 mm, growing as simple clubs to wide blade like fruiting bodies. Ether growing gregarious in groups of 2-5 or singly. Stipe up to 20 x 5 mm, more or less erect, rounded at base, with no mycelial pad, pale pinkish salmon below, concolourous with club above, and not well set off from it. Club terete when young, inflating irregularly during elongation to irregularly sulcate, wrinkled or ridged by maturity, appearing waxy, fleshy pink to fleshy salmon flesh bright, at first concolourous to hymenium, in age. more brightly coloured ("salmon-orange") just beneath hymenium; apex broadly rounded, subspathulate to subturbinate in age, narrowly rounded" when young.
Common name: Flame Fungus
Found: Podocarp forest
Substrate: Ground
Spore: White
Height: 50 mm
Width: 8 mm
Season: Autumn to early winter
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Clavaria sulcata
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Scale= 10 mm.
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Clavaria sulcata
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Clavaria sulcata
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Scale= 8 mm.
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Clavaria sulcata
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Scale= 6.2 mm.
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Clavaria sulcata
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Scale= 6 mm.
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