(also staghorn fungus)
Definition of stag's-horn fungus in English:
A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America.
- Xylaria hypoxylon, family Xylariaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina
- The Stag's Horn Fungus can be found on dead rotting wood, all year round.
- Xylaria hypoxylon, commonly called either the Candle-snuff Fungus or the Stag's Horn Fungus, appears throughout the year, but it is particularly common during late autumn and winter.
- A good day is a sunny Autumn day and you go to the nature reserve and find the first Stag's Horn Fungus of the season nestling in the crisp leaves on an old tree root.
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