Carbon Antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) Fungus

Carbon Antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) also known as Candlesnuff Fungus on the forest floor of Campbell Valley Park in Langley, British Columbia, Canada

carbon antlers - xylaria hypoxylon - or candlesnuff fungus in campbell valley park

Carbon Antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) aka Candlesnuff Fungus

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   When the conditions are right, and we’ve had a wet fall season, I often head into the forest in search of mushrooms and fungi to photograph. I found these Candlesnuff Fungus/ Carbon Antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) in Campbell Valley Park in Langley, British Columbia. This was not a species I had seen before, and in many ways is more interesting than the simple cap mushrooms I’ve photographed in the past here. Also in contrast to the mushrooms I’ve photographed, this species was unique enough (I hope) that I was able to determine the actual genus and species for it.

carbon antlers - xylaria hypoxylon - or candlesnuff fungus in campbell valley park

Carbon Antlers (Xylaria hypoxylon) Fungus

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