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Xylaria hypoxylon a more mature specimen - love that it looks like moose antlers Geotagged,United States,Xylaria hypoxylon Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Xylaria hypoxylon

a more mature specimen - love that it looks like moose antlers

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  1. Wow, they look like antlers a lot, great shot Morpheme. Though the softest of blues it really contrasts to the quiet dark backdrop. Gratz on the promo! Posted 4 years ago
  2. My absolute favorite fungi shot by you, a master piece! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Spectacular! Posted one year ago

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''Xylaria hypoxylon'' is an inedible species of fungus in the genus ''Xylaria''. It is known by a variety of common names, such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers, or the stag's horn fungus. The fruit bodies, characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips, typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. The fungus can cause a root rot in hawthorn and gooseberry plants.

Similar species: Xylariales
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Nov 8, 2014. Captured Nov 7, 2014 13:08 in Shy Bear Trail, Renton, WA 98059, USA.
  • X-E1
  • f/1.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm