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Fungi Candle Snuff Fungus

Candle Snuff Fungus - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Get help identifying fungi with the illustrated ID chart called "The Fungi Name Trail" in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Xylaria hypoxylon

Size: Grows to 30mms tall.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK

Months seen: All year, but especially in autumn and winter.

Habitat: Grows on dead deciduous wood, especially beech wood.

Special features: Sometimes called the 'stags horn fungus'. This is quite a strong and rubbery fungus. You can actually bend it without breaking it. It is black at the base, grey in the middle and white at the tips. Just like a snuffed candle wick - hence the name.



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