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Dead Man's Fingers - Xylaria polymorpha Young Dead Man&#039;s Fingers with white tips (coating of asexual spores). As they mature, they will darken and turn black. <br />
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Habitat: Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Dead Man's Fingers - Xylaria polymorpha

Young Dead Man's Fingers with white tips (coating of asexual spores). As they mature, they will darken and turn black.

Habitat: Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a deciduous forest.

Dead Man's Fingers - Xylaria polymorpha Young Dead Man's Fingers with white tips (coating of asexual spores). As they mature, they will darken and turn black.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/128056/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html Dead Man's Fingers,Geotagged,Spring,United States,Xylaria polymorpha

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"Xylaria polymorpha", commonly known as dead man's fingers, is a saprobic fungus. It is a common inhabitant of forest and woodland areas, usually growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood.

Similar species: Xylariales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 16, 2022. Captured May 18, 2021 10:41 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm