Xylaria carpophila

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Xylaria carpophila

3 April 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Slender, cylindrical, sometimes branched, blackish with white tips, to about 6 cm high

Flesh

Hard, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On rotting beech mast

Microscopic Features

Ascospores kidney shaped, smooth (11-14) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Inedible