Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Bob Hazell
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Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?

Post by Bob Hazell » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:16 pm

I photographed this fungus at Draycote Water near Rugby, Warwickshire today. It is growing on a dead tree stump. Although I couldn't identify the tree, others in the vicinity are oak. The whole area is effectively covered in wood bark/mulch. I would like to think that it is Xylaria polymorpha but I have a poor record and would appreciate an informed opinion. Many thanks.
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Re: Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:10 pm

Hi Bob,

This one seems to have slipped under the radar - but yes, I'd agree with Xylaria polymorpha.

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Re: Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha?

Post by Bob Hazell » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:40 pm

Many thanks Mike. Much appreciated.
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Bob

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