Coral & Clubs Fungi Gallery

Xylaria castorea
Xylaria castorea

Commonly known as Dead Man's Fingers, this wood inhabiting species is club shaped. Can appear whitish to grey when immature (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014).

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Xylaria castorea
Xylaria castorea

Commonly known as Dead Man's Fingers, this wood inhabiting species is club shaped. Can appear whitish to grey when immature (Gates & Ratkowsky 2014).

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Clavaria zollingeri
Clavaria zollingeri

This species found growing in soil appears as a beautifully coloured lilac, vivid purple or lilac-pink forms with the branches having slender tips as compared to the similiar looking Ramaria aff. versatilis which has more blunt tips and brown spores.

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Clavaria zollingeri
Clavaria zollingeri

This species found growing in soil appears as a beautifully coloured lilac, vivid purple or lilac-pink forms with the branches having slender tips as compared to the similiar looking Ramaria aff. versatilis which has more blunt tips and brown spores. Photo by Caroline Smith.

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Ramaria aff. versatilis
Ramaria aff. versatilis

Purple species with blunt tips to the branches, found growing in soil.

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Ramaria lorithamnus
Ramaria lorithamnus

A very common yellowish species that grows on soil. Tips of the branches have slender points or may be forked. Brown spores.

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Ramaria species
Ramaria species

Ramaria species have brown-rust coloured spores and grow in soil. Colours may be highly variable due to age and environmental factors. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Clavulina subrugosa
Clavulina subrugosa

White species that grows in soil with furrowed branches.

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Clavulina subrugosa
Clavulina subrugosa

White species that grows in soil with furrowed branches.

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Artomyces austropiperatus
Artomyces austropiperatus

Pale brown to whitish species that grows on wood. The tips of the branches are distinctive looking almost crown-like, rather than having blunt tips. Found year round. Photo taken by Helen Roberston.

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Macrotyphula juncea
Macrotyphula juncea

Also known as Fairy Clubs. Found on wet leaf litter in native forests. Thin, thread-like with upper portion white with darker lower stem and disc-like attachment to substrate. Found mainly during May-August. Photo by Helen Robertson.

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Macrotyphula juncea
Macrotyphula juncea

Also known as Fairy Clubs. Found on wet leaf litter in native forests. Thin, thread-like with upper portion white with darker lower stem and disc-like attachment to substrate.

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Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena

Singular or multiple bright yellow rods on soil - leaf litter and moss.

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Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena

Singular or multiple bright yellow rods on soil - leaf litter and moss.

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Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata

Single bright orange or orange-red rods or clumps of rods growing in soil or litter.

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Geoglossum
Geoglossum

Also known as Earth Tongues, Black-brown rods growing in soil. Photo by Chris Wilson.

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