Clavariadelphus americanus 

Clavariadelphus americanus (Corner) Methven 1989

This club-shaped mycohrrizal fungus grows in coniferous woods with pines and with oaks. Its close lookalike, Clavariadelphus pistillaris (L.) Donk 1933), is ascociated with beech. These particular specimens were found in Yorktown, NY under pines. Both species have rounded tops. They are found in summer and autumn. The flesh of all Clavariadelphus species tends to be “spongy”. This club fungus is in the Clavariadelphaceae family of the Gomphalles order.