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Xylaria hypoxylon

Xylaria hypoxylon


Common Name: Candlesnuff Fungus

Synonyms: Xylosphaera hypoxylon

Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White or Grayish


Usually a fairly small Xylaria species. The main part of the mushroom is black, but it can have a white powder that will rub off. If is has white powder, then you are looking at the spores of this mushroom. Found growing on downed logs.


Xylaria polymorpha is usually much thicker and is not branched.


Xylaria hypoxylon

Xylaria hypoxylon

5/21/10 - Griffy Woods - Bloomington, IN