What You Should Know
Clavulinopsis helvola is a bright orange/yellow fungus that appears each year in little tufts in the grass. The actual size of the fungus is about 1 to 2 cm only. The spores are small, round, and covered in warts, unlike any of the other ‘yellow clubs’.
Clavaria helvola Pers., 1797
Clavaria helveola Pers., 1797
Clavaria inaequalis var. helvola (Pers.) Fr., 1828
Ramariopsis helvola (Pers.) R.H. Petersen, 1978
Donkella helvola (Pers.) Malysheva & Zmitr., 2006
Clavaria flammans Berk., 1875
Clavaria similis Boud. & Pat., 1888
Other names: Yellow Club.
Clavulinopsis helvola Mushroom Identification
Thick with a height of 3 - 10 cm, a diameter of 0.1 - 0.5 cm, simple, cylindrical, species of adult-club-shaped, sometimes flattened, sometimes late-furrowed, a match with a guest, more with a dull, young upper, dull yellow, dark yellow, orange-yellow, near the base whitish, with a short or slightly curved, upstairs stem.
Argue 4-9 * 3.5-8 microns, rounded or thorny rounded form, with a warty or spiny surface, without barren or yellow.
Brittle, white or yellowish, without a pronounced odor.
The yellow club fungi can be hard to distinguish. Clavulinopsis luteoalba has smooth spores and can be found regularly at certain sites like New Lount where maybe the grass has lower nutrients.
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Shape: Coral Fungi
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