Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Clavariaceae
Species: Clavaria fragilis Holmsk.
Synonyms: Clavaria cylindrica
Clavaria fragilis var. flava
Clavaria fragilis var. subattenuata
Clavaria vermicularis
Clavaria vermicularis var. gracilis
Clavaria vermicularis var. sphaerospora
Common Name: White Spindles


A grassland indicator species
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Clavaria fragilisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Picea abies (1)
Prunus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Coastland: grey dunes (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (20)
Soil (10)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (2)
August (4)
September (12)
October (17)
November (7)