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Dead Man's Fingers

Xylaria sp.


I'm thinking that this must be the fungus know as 'Dead Man's Fingers', but I'm almost never right about fungi. Can anyone confirm the identity of this eerie looking fungus?


Found in a wooded area on a rotting log along side turkey tail fungus.

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TKBotting 9 years ago

Thanks guys! I doubt we'll be able to narrow this down to the species with my photos so Xylaria sp. it is.

LuckyLogan 9 years ago

I agree, Xylaria

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

I'm not a mycologist, but it does look like a species of Xylaria.

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 4, 2014
Submitted on Jul 12, 2014

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