Distribution: Broad throughout the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: Occurs with conifers
Conservation Status: Not of concern
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.