Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Clavaria, a genus of fungi belonging to the Hymenomycetes (q.v.) and giving its name to the family Clavarieae. They have tapering rod-like or coralloid branching bodies, generally white, pink, or yellow; grow among leaves, on rotten wood or in moist grass; and have spores over almost all their surface. C. vermicularis, on lawns, resembles a small bunch of white candles and, like many other kinds, is edible.