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Description type:Latin diagnosis 
Description:Clavariadelphus occidentalis Methven, sp. nov.
Figs. 8, 12
Receptaculum 10-20 cm altum, apice 10-30 mm latum, simplex, clavatum; apex obtusus, laevis dein rugosus; hymenium laeve dein rugosum, luteolum vel ochraceum; caro spongiosa, albida, brunnescens; odor et sapor nullus; sporae 9.5-13 x 5.5-7 µm (Lm = 11.1 µm; Wm = 6.3 µm; E = 1.4-2.0; Em = 1.7); late ovatae vel amygdaliformes, laeves, albae; hyphae monomiticae, intertextae, fibulatae. Sparsa vel gregaria ad terram in sylvis frondosis-coniferis Americae borealis occidentalis.
HOLOTYPUS: TENN: United States, California, Yuba Co., Bullard's Bar Recreation Area, Schoolhouse Campground, 4 Jan 1987, legit A. S. Methven No. 5068 (TENN 47402).
 
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