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stag's-horn fungus

Line breaks: stag's-horn fun¦gus
(also staghorn fungus)

Definition of stag's-horn fungus in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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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