Clavulina cinerea = Clavaria cinerea is a greyish blue coral fungus that can be easily overlooked. The fruiting body is up to 9 cm tall, 6 cm wide, moderately branched, arising from a common base. The individual branches are often sinuous, tending to produce a flattened or crested apical growth, the tips pointed or rounded. The surface is smooth to slightly wrinkled, dull from a powdery bloom, lilac-grey to, grey, becoming greyish-brown in age; stipe short or absent; context pallid, brittle; odor and taste mild.
The spores are 7-10.5 x 5.5-9 µm, subglobose, oval to broadly elliptical, smooth, nonamyloid; basidia 2-spored; spores whitish in deposit.
It has been sighted growing in mixed eucalypt and nothofagus forest in the Chichester State Forest at about 1000m altitude.
Relatively uncommon and inconspicuous, this drab coral fungus is easily overlooked. Fresh specimens may have an attractive lilac tinge, but are usually dull grey or brown in age.
- Clavulina cinerea Base of Mt Allyn, Blue Gum Loop, Rocky Crossing, Barrington National park and Chichester State Forest,