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Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man's Fingers)


black finger-like oblong growths with a rough, bumpy texture projecting from under a rotting log. some areas of white.


coming up from under a dead tree in Prospect Park Brooklyn


creepy. on the same tree as the Pholiota sp. which I uploaded right before this spotting.

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ethan crenson
ethan crenson 7 years ago

Actually, a 3 in 1. There were Oysters on the same log, which I'm about to post.

garylincoff 7 years ago

good - a 2 in 1 - 2 mushrooms from the same tree!

New York City, New York, USA

Lat: 40.67, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Oct 26, 2010
Submitted on Oct 26, 2010

Spotted for mission

Nearby spottings

Pleurotis ostreatis (Oyster mushroom) Pholiota aurivella unk (poss. Pink Mycena - Mycena pura?) unknown Mycena sp?