Xylaria hypoxylon identification

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Xylaria hypoxylon (L. ex Hook.) Greville. Stag?s Horn or Candlesnuff Fungus, Xilaire du bois, Geweihf?rmige Holzkeule, Geweizwam, Szarvasagancsgomba. Fruit body 1?7cm high, subcylindric at first becoming flattened and branched into an antler-like shape, the upper branches powdered white, finally tipped black when mature, stalk black and hairy. Asci 100 x 8um. Spores black, bean-shaped, 11?14 x 5?6um. Habitat on dead wood. Season all year. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Inedible
Habitat:
Grows on wood
Spore colour:
White
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Other
Fungus colour:
Black or blackish
White to cream
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Candlesnuff Fungus, Geweihf?rmige Holzkeule, Stag?s Horn, Szarvasagancsgomba, Xilaire du bois
Class:
Pezizomycetes
Order:
Pezizales
Family:
Helvellaceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:46:15

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