Species: Phaeoclavulina zippelii (Lév.) Overeem (2011) Go Back
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Description:
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Phaeoclavulina species are considered ectomycorrhizal, yet the photos above were taken in a broadleaved/podocarp forest. with no obvious ectomycorrhizal partner present.

Fruit bodies:
Up to 50 x 25 mm, branched, stout. Stalk up to 25 x 9 mm hard-fleshy, off-white at base the rest same as branches, bruising to chocolate. Branches few, stout, size up to 6 mm thick light brown bruising as stalk, re-branching in 1-2 ranks; Branch tip blunt, off-white to prolonged and blue-grey or powder-blue.

A much more robust form of this Phaeoclavulina species can also be found, though not as common.
 
Common name: None
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Ground
Spore: Brown
Height: 75 mm
Width: 100 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: ?
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Macro images:
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Phaeoclavulina zippeliiScale bar  
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 Scale = 12.5 mm.
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Phaeoclavulina zippeliiScale bar  
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Although not obvious this fungi does have blue tips, Oddly I have seen this fungus in two forms as above and below and the more robust form at the bottom of this page. Scale = 7 mm.
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Phaeoclavulina zippeliiScale bar  
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  Scale = 4 mm.
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Phaeoclavulina zippeliiScale bar PDD 77812
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Above and below is this fungus that is very robust in form I am not convinced that this is a diffrent species but rather its what it looks like when inmature. Interesting I have only found this form in one location and not in the described habitat. Scale = 10 mm.
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Phaeoclavulina zippeliiScale bar  
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  Scale = 1.6 mm.
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