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Clavariadelphus truncatus
flat-top coral, flat-topped coral, truncate club coral

Distribution: Broad throughout the Northern Hemisphere

Habitat: Occurs with conifers

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

The species of Clavariadelphus can usually be told from the other clubs by their larger size, stockier stature, and characteristic ocher to yellow-orange color. C. truncatus produces rather large fruitbodies with a wide flattened cap, which makes it look something like a chanterelle, especially when the fertile surface, which runs down the upper portion beneath the “cap,” is wrinkled. C. truncatus is edible, with a rather sweet taste. C. pistillaris produces similarly large fruitbodies, but they lack the wide flattened top and grow with hardwoods. Our western version of C. pistillaris is C. occidentalis; it occurs with both conifers and hardwoods.

Accepted Name:
Clavariadelphus truncatus (Quél.) Donk

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Clavariadelphus truncatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Clavariadelphus truncatus photos.

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