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Dead Man's Fingers

Xylaria castorea

Description:

Fruiting Body: 3-10 cm tall; up to 2.5 cm across; tough; shaped more or less like a club or a finger but occasionally flattened; usually with a rounded tip; at first coated with a pale to bluish or purplish dust of conidia (asexual spores), except at the whitish tip--but soon blackish with a pale tip and eventually black overall; surface becoming minutely pimpled and wrinkled with maturity. Flesh: Whitish; very tough.



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ShannaB
ShannaB 5 years ago

Creepy...

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 146.35

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

Spotted for mission

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