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The fruit bodies are characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips. They are not poisonous but also not edible. A variety of bioactive compounds have been identified in this fungus wih potent anti-tumor effects in various tumor cell lines.
It typically grows in clusters on decaying hardwood.
Spotted on Nov 11, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011
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