Club Fungus

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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club fungus a curious growth of which the various species include a few which are edible. A typical club fungus resembles a small white or yellow baseball bat standing on end, and may be as much as 30 cm (1') tall. Clavariadelpha pistillaris has a more swollen top than most, and is almost the shape of a light bulb. Either can be cooked in any way suitable for an ordinary mushroom. Neither is especially good.

Although club fungus may be found in groups, each club is separate. It thus differs from the related coral fungus.