Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dead man's fingers?

If I were walking through the forest and saw these poking through the ground I'd run like hell. Xylaria polymorpha is a saprobic fungus growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps in woodland areas. Its elongated upright, clavate, or strap-like stomata rise out of the forest floor, much like the fingers of a corpse.


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