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).

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).

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.

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.

Ramaria aff. versatilis
Ramaria aff. versatilis

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

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.

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.

Clavulina subrugosa
Clavulina subrugosa

White species that grows in soil with furrowed branches.

Clavulina subrugosa
Clavulina subrugosa

White species that grows in soil with furrowed branches.

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.

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.

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.

Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena

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

Clavulinopsis amoena
Clavulinopsis amoena

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

Clavulinopsis sulcata
Clavulinopsis sulcata

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

Geoglossum
Geoglossum

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