Scientific name: Xylaria hypoxylon
Size: Grows to a height of 30mm
Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.
Months seen: All year, but especially in autumn and winter
Habitat: Grows on dead deciduous wood, especially beech wood
Special features: Candle Snuff fungi is quite a strong and rubbery fungus and you can actually bend it without breaking it.
,br /> It is black at the base, grey in the middle and white at the tips. Just like a snuffed candle wick - hence the name
Candle Snuff fungi is sometimes called the 'stags horn fungi'.
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