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Unbranched thin, soft-fleshed clubs, up to about 5 cm high. Variable in colour, from white to yellow, to salmon, to dark grey. Always on the soil, either solitary or in small clumps.
is an exception, having branching clubs, resembling
species which need to be distinguished using microscopic features. Saprobic on soil.
Over 40 species have been reported from New Zealand.
similarly has simple clubs, but here they are extremely thin (never more than 2 mm thick), and always dull, whitish to tan colours.
species are macroscopically very similar, and can only be distinguished microscopically.
Clavaria phoenicea var. persicina
A branched species, macroscopically atypical of