Golden Fairy Spindle Clavulinopsis fusiformis (Sowerby) Corner  Synonyms: Spindle-shaped Yellow Coral.


Found solitary or in clusters on ground in forests.


Fruiting body: Some shade of yellow, usually unbranched, cylindrical to somewhat flattened; round or pointed tips; usually 1 - 3 inches. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 15 records in the project database.

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A Golden Fairy Spindle fungus in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/9/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Golden Fairy Spindle in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/2/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Golden Fairy Spindle in Harford Co., Maryland (9/18/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Golden Fairy Spindles in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Fairy Spindle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Golden Fairy Spindle growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2018). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Golden Fairy Spindle specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2014). Nearly round with prominent apliculus, smooth, hyaline; measured 4.5-6.5 X 4.1-6.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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