Clavaria fumosa Pers.
(smoky spindles)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesClavaria fumosa (smoky spindles)
GenusClavaria (a genus of fairy clubs)
FamilyCLAVARIACEAE (fairy clubs)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles) :
1: Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles)
14 Oct 2006 OSGR: SK05 53° 0' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: Staffs (VC 39) England
two fat fruitbodies in long grass . Photos: Fruitbody - lain down on pale background (record shots)
Image 1: Fruitbody - pale backgroundImage 2: Fruitbody surface - enlargedImage 3: Spores - magnifiedImage 4: Spores - highly magnified
2: Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles)
21 Sep 2006 OSGR: SK15 53° 0' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: Staffs (VC 39) England
in short fine-leaved grass, clover and Tormentil
Image 1: Fruitbody - in situImage 2: Fruitbody - side view - lain downImage 3: Spores - magnifiedImage 4: Spores - magnified (2)Image 5: Spores - highly magnified
3: Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles)
4 Nov 2005 OSGR: SO21 51° 50' N, 3° 0' W Vice County: Merioneth (VC 48) Wales
growing in grass . Photos: Fruitbody in situ
Image 1: Fruitbody - in situ - close-up
4: Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles)
3 Oct 1998 OSGR: SU78 51° 30' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
in grass
Image 1: Cluster of fruitbodies

Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Clavaria fumosa (Smoky Spindles)
A tall, pale grey or grey-brown fairy club which generally grows in large, dense clusters in unimproved grassland.
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