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Candlesnuff fungus

Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Xylariales: Xylariaceae: Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev.

Xylaria hypoxylon – candlesnuff fungus

Synonyms: Clavaria cupressiformis, Clavaria hypoxylon, Sphaeria adscendens, Sphaeria cupressiformis, Sphaeria hypoxylon, Sphaeria ramosa, Xylaria adscendens, Xylaria cornuta, Xylaria cupressiformis, Xylaria subtrachelina, Xylaria xypoxylon, Xylosphaera adscendens, Xylosphaera hypoxylon.

Common name: candlesnuff fungus.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Xylaria hypoxylon is a species of fungus in the genus Xylaria. It is known by a variety of common names, such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers, or the stag's horn fungus. The fruit bodies, characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips, typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. The fungus can cause a root rot in hawthorn and gooseberry plants.

Czech: Dřevnatka parohatá, Dutch: Geweizwam, Estonian: Sarvjas süsik, French: Xylaire du bois, German: Geweihförmige Holzkeule, Lithuanian: Baltaviršūnis elniagrybis, Polish: Próchnilec gałęzisty, Romanian: Coarnele cerbului, Serbian: Рогата дрварица, Swedish: Stubbhorn.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>)(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-19.htm">April 19, 2018</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, April 19, 2018
Location on maps1106-1108 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>)(?) on an oak log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-19.htm">April 19, 2018</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)(?) on an oak log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, April 19, 2018
Location on maps1106-1108 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-26.htm">May 26, 2018</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, May 26, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) on an oak log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-16.htm">June 16, 2018</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) on an oak log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 16, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Close up of candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) on an oak log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-16.htm">June 16, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of candlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) on an oak log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 16, 2018
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-04-16.htm">April 16, 2019</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)(?) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, April 16, 2019
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>)(?) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-04-16.htm">April 16, 2019</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)(?) on rotting wood on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville. Texas, April 16, 2019

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