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Candle snuff

Observed: 1st December 2009 By: dhl4
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

Fine white tipped fungi, black at the base, growing very upright and not very crowded.The rotting log may have been beech or sycamore. They were 3-5cm in height.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Candle Snuff

The correct latin is Xylaria hypoxylon. Xylaria hypoxylon var longipes is now Xylaria longipes. The latter is like a Dead Man's Finger and usually grows on dead Sycamore logs.