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Carbon antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon)

Carbon antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) is a small, widespread fungus recognized by its black base and whitish branching tips. The striking appearance of this wood-rotter gives rise to several other common names, including candlesnuff fungus, candlestick fungus, and stag's horn fungus. A host of other species bear a resemblance, but since the taxonomy is poorly defined, most field guides simply group them together as Xylaria hypoxylon.

Carbon antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon). Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Pine Grove, Amador County, California, USA.  Stock Photo ID=FUN0215
Carbon antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon). Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Pine Grove, Amador County, California, USA.
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