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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. They were 2-4 cm tall. <br />
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Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed forest.<br />
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 Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed forest. <br />
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 Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed forest. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62372/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html<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. They were 2-4 cm tall.

Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed 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. They were 2-4 cm tall. <br />
<br />
 Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62374/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62372/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html Dead Man's Fingers,Geotagged,Summer,United States,Xylaria polymorpha,fungus,mushroom,xylaria

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. They were 2-4 cm tall. <br />
<br />
 Growing in clusters on buried, rotten wood in a mixed forest. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62372/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62373/dead_mans_fingers_-_xylaria_polymorpha.html Geotagged,Summer,United States,Xylaria polymorpha,dead man's fingers,fungi,fungus,mushroom,mushrooms

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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 Jul 2, 2018. Captured Jun 30, 2018 09:13 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm