Xylaria hypoxylon ascomycete with black antlers edible and medicinal mushroom on decayed wood with moss and white powdery conidia on antler tips

Xylaria hypoxylon Fungi

Xylaria hypoxylon

(Ascomycete/Ascomycota)

Xylaria hypoxylon is a black ascomycete mushroom that grows on decaying wood, such as small branches. The tips of the antlers on the Xylaria specimen in the photo is covered in white powdery conidia, its asexual springtime spores. Xylaria hypoxylon is an edible tea mushroom and researched for medicinal properties against cancer. It is also known as Black Antler Fungus

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Xylaria hypoxylon ascomycete with black antlers edible and medicinal mushroom on decayed wood with moss and white powdery conidia on antler tips
Xylaria hypoxylon mushroom

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