Pterula multifida

Pterula multifida (Chevall.) Fr., 1863 (syn: Penicillaria multifida Chevall., 1826; Pterula densissima Berk. & M. A. Curtis, 1873; Pterula multifida var. densissima (Berk. & M. A. Curtis) Pilát, 1958; Pterula multifida var. multifida (Chevall.) Fr., 1863);   
Please identify this fungi found on moist shady river bed on Nilgiris Dist of TN.
Alt: 300 msl
I have completely no idea about this fungi.
Is this called "Dead man's finger" [Xylaria sp.?]

This Fungi is known as Pterula multifida (Chevall.) Fr., 1830 (a coral fungus) from the family Clavariaceae.