Monday, February 14, 2011

The Mushroom Diary

Dead Man’s Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha) grows on dead wood (usually beech & sycamore) throughout the year, and is very common. The fruiting body is black and irregularly club shaped, often in small groups. It’s of a small(ish) size, reaching up to 8cm in height and up to 3cm in diametre. It’s hard outer shell protects the white flesh within where the spores are produced.

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Jon said...

Ha. Sure. "Fingers".

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Seen those....kinda creepy actually.