Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Clavariaceae
Species: Clavulinopsis fusiformis (Sowerby) Corner
Synonyms: Clavaria ceranoides
Clavaria fusiformis
Clavaria fusiformis var. ceranoides
Ramaria ceranoides
Common Name: Golden Spindles


A grassland indicator species
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Clavulinopsis fusiformisPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (2)
Poaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (5)
Grassland: acidic, upland (4)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Acid grassland: unimproved (3)
Woodland (3)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Dry heath/acid grassland (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (18)
Soil (14)
Soil Mossy (4)
Months recorded in & number of records:
September (10)
October (40)
November (16)