BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

CLAVARIACEAE Chevall. (fairy clubs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1990 Fungi without gills (Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes) an identification handbook
Henrici, A., 1997 Keys to British Clavariaceae
Petersen, J.H., 1999 Key to the genera of clavarioid fungi in Northern Europe
Roberts, P., in prep. Provisional Key to Clavarioid Fungi in British Grasslands

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to CLAVARIACEAE (fairy clubs)

CLAVARIACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 104 feeding and other relationships of CLAVARIACEAE (fairy clubs)

Further Information

Lab. techniques When making a spore print, raise the fruitbody off the slide so that immature spores don't contaminate the print. Alternatively, work in the "halo" of spores around the fruitbody.
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