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Xylaria hypoxylon

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Xylaria hypoxylon (NL: Geweizwam / EN: Candlestick fungus, Candlesnuff fungus, Carbon antlers, Stag’s horn fungus / DE: Geweihförmige Holzkeule / FR: Xylaire du bois) is an inedible species of fungus in the Xylariaceae family. The fruit bodies (ascocarps), characterized by erect, elongated black and hairy branches with whitened tips from asexual spores (conidia), typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. They are often twisted or bent, and typically sparsely branched, often in a shape resembling an antler's horns.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 23/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/13 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi met de druppeltjes.
Een fijne dag.

23 Dec 2012 7:54am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I Wish You a Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

23 Dec 2012 10:15am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

This has been a very interesting series, Johan, and the descriptions very interesting too.
Now I know a bit more about fungus an lichens each day.

23 Dec 2012 3:40pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

... and excellent shot too, very well done and composed, of course!.

23 Dec 2012 3:41pm

helys from Paris, France

Great white color tones, lighting
Wonderful textures and pieces of ice
GRrrrrrrrrrrrrr! So cold
Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

23 Dec 2012 7:58pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/13 second
ISO 200
150 mm