Dead Man’s Fingers

Xylaria polymorpha common name Dead Mans fingers

This fungus enjoys growing on rotting logs.  Typically grows in clusters.
Older specimen turn black in age, giving them their common name
“dead man’s fingers”

“Polymorpha” means many forms, representing the differing
shape and sizes.

This Funji is not edible.

From the class ascomycetes, meaning sac funji
which is the same class of mushrooms as Morels!

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