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Xylaria hypoxylon
carbon-antlers, candlesnuff fungus, stag's-horn

Habitat: Occurs on rotting wood.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Xylaria is a large genus, whose members are well known only to a few specialists. Xylaria hypoxylon is an exceedingly common species that can be found year-round. The most commonly encountered form, with powdery whitish branch tips, is the asexual stage of the fungus. The sexual stage is less conspicuous as it lacks the white color; it is usually less branched (if at all) and has a rough warty surface from numerous small flask-like structures that produce the kidney-bean-shaped spores.

Accepted Name:
Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Xylaria hypoxylon in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Xylaria hypoxylon photos.

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