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Dead mans fingers ( Xylaria polymorpha)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
 


Dead mans fingers ( Xylaria polymorpha)

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Photo taken beneath a dead beech tree upon which these grow, Bolton, November 2004

Clusters of hard, warty like fruitbodies. Initially grey-brown, the upper region is swollen, flattened and occasionally lobed. It tapers to a short, similar coloured stalk.
3-7cms high. Summer through to spring.

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