Clavaria miniata = Clavulinopsis miniata is commnly known as the flame fungus, and is a small spike like fungus which is simple or occasionally branched growing amongst leaf litter on the forest floor.
The spikes can either be solid or hollow and the tips can be often blunt or flattened, sometimes with grooves. The flesh is usually a paler tint of the surface colour, with a waxy or slightly tough texture.
Spores are white, and the spikes themselves are a brilliant orange, orange-red or flame orange. It usually grows near fern trees in eucalypt forests but has also been sighted in Antartcic Beech and sub-tropical rainforests.
- Clavaria miniata Base of Mount allyn walk, Upper Allyn, Chichester State Forest, New South Wales, Australia, April, 2007