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dead mans fingers

Xylaria polymorpha

Description:

It is a saprobic fungus. It usually grows from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. Its common name comes from the fact because it does look like a dead mans fingers.

Habitat:

woodland.

Notes:

Found on a organised fungus foray at the wynnstay estate near ruabon

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2 Comments

ClawddPoncen
ClawddPoncen 7 years ago

Yes gruesome looking!

Mauron
Mauron 7 years ago

Very spooky :)

ClawddPoncen
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ClawddPoncen

Wales, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2014

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