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Xylaria hypoxylon.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Candlesnuff Fungus, Geweihförmige Holzkeule, Stag’s Horn, Szarvasagancsgomba, Xilaire du bois
Xylaria hypoxylon Mushroom
Ref No: 9673
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Xylaria hypoxylon2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9674
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Xylaria hypoxylon (L. ex Hook.) Greville. Stag’s Horn or Candlesnuff Fungus, Xilaire du bois, Geweihförmige 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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Larry Khan (Trinidad and Tobago) - 08 July 2015

Growing from the stump of a dead orange tree. Southern Caribbean island of Trinidad
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Yves Peeters (Belgium) - 03 January 2015

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Nikola Milosevic (Yugoslavia) - 04 March 2013

Find and photo taken 25th November 2012 Near Nis city,Serbia Micological Society of Nis, Serbia
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Britney Wharton (United States) - 20 September 2010

September 1, 2010. Willamette Valley Oregon. Growing up from well-decayed hardwood debris in heavily tree's plot. I note that most descriptions of this that I have read talk about the spore surface being white to grey, and this is clearly a blue. Thanks!
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amadej trnkoczy (Slovenia) - 05 January 2009

Xylaria hypoxylon Date: Nov. 21. 2008 Lat.: 46.33171 Long.: 13.59068 Habitat: Rotten deciduous tree stump in mixed forest, shady and humid, precipitations >3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8 deg C, altitude 460 m (1.500 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. Place: East of Bovec, East Julian Alps, Posocje, Slovenia EC Photography Amadej Trnkoczy, Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 December 2008

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 December 2008

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 December 2008

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