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Clavariadelphus ligula           Strap-Shaped Coral

Fruitbodies are up to 7 cm tall by 3-12 mm wide, unbranched, salmon-buff to brownish, with a smooth or wrinkled surface.  Clubs are often flattened  (strap-like) but may be cylindrical and are sometimes spindle-shaped.  This coral fungus is widespread and fairly common.  It fruits on the ground in coniferous or mixed woods. Not edible.

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