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Candlestick fungus

Xylaria hypoxylon


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.

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maplemoth662 4 years ago

Four, beautiful photos....

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 years ago

Sorry again i hope this time the link is weel copy

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 years ago

sorry marta the link is this the others are wrong

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 years ago

Marta,beautiful series,i have a fungus that i can not id,it's a diferent colour,but maybee you can give a tip to research the id,is this one

MarcelPepin 10 years ago

I love fungus and lichens great pics

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Yes, they are tiny also. I liked the black freckles on one of them :-)

Pochempie 10 years ago

Ive spotted them too. They are beautifull!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

thanks, Cindy!

CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Nice spotting Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago


MickGrant 10 years ago

Good job - great series for clarity!

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Nov 11, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

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