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Dead Man's Fingers

Observed: 15th November 2012 By: philjunebridephiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
P1050895
Description:

Growing on a fallen tree trunk. Up to 10cm long

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

See

See http://www.mushroomexpert.com/xylaria.html for details of distinguishing between Dead Man's and Dead Moll's Fingers...

D.M.H.'s picture

X.polymorpha breaks at stem

X.polymorpha breaks at stem base if you move it around, X.longipes has a much more flexable stem and does not.
not that you can tell from photo, so I agree Martin ;-)

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