Clavulina cinerea, commonly known as the gray coral or ashy coral mushroom,[1] is a species of coral fungus in the family Clavulinaceae. This grayish white edible fungus stands 2–10 cm tall,[2] and can be found on the ground from July–October in Northeastern North America.

Clavulina cinerea
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Cantharellales
Family: Clavulinaceae
Genus: Clavulina
C. cinerea
Binomial name
Clavulina cinerea
(Bull.) J.Schröt. (1888)

Clavaria coralloides-cinerea Bull. (1788)
Clavaria cinerea Bull. (1791)
Ramaria cinerea (Bull.) Gray (1821)
Merisma cinereum (Bull.) Spreng. (1827)
Corallium cinereum (Bull.) G.Hahn (1883)


  1. ^ Arora, David (1986). Mushrooms demystified: a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi (Second ed.). Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. ISBN 978-0-89815-169-5.
  2. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 346. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
Clavulina cinerea
 Smooth hymenium
 No distinct cap
 Hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
 Stipe is bare
Spore print is white
 Ecology is mycorrhizal
 Edibility is edible