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Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Xylariales: Xylariaceae: Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev., 1824

Xylaria hypoxylon – Candlesnuff fungus

Synonyms: Clavaria hypoxylon, Sphaeria adscendens, Sphaeria hypoxylon, Sphaeria ramosa, Xylaria adscendens, Xylaria subtrachelina, Xylosphaera adscendens, Xylosphaera hypoxylon.

Common name: candlesnuff fungus.

Russian name: Ksilyariya gipoksilon.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Xylaria hypoxylon is a species of fungus in the genus Xylaria. It is known by a variety of common names, such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers, or the stag's horn fungus. The fruit bodies, characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips, typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. The fungus can cause a root rot in hawthorn and gooseberry plants.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Candlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, <B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) on a stump of swida or mountain ash in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, Xylaria hypoxylon) on a stump of swida or mountain ash in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Close up of candlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, <B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkClose up of candlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, Xylaria hypoxylon) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Candlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, <B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, Xylaria hypoxylon) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Candlesnuff fungus (stag's horn, carbon antlers mushrooms, <B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-31.htm">October 31, 2016</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (stag's horn, carbon antlers mushrooms, Xylaria hypoxylon) taken from Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2016
Candlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, <B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-11-23.htm">November 23, 2016</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (carbon antlers mushrooms, Xylaria hypoxylon) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 23, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) on rotten timber in lower Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-05.htm">October 5, 2017</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) on rotten timber in lower Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 5, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петергоф, парк Собственная Дача
Rotten tree stump with candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-05.htm">October 5, 2017</A>
LinkRotten tree stump with candlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 5, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петергоф
Candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-05.htm">October 5, 2017</A>
LinkCandlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 5, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петергоф
Close up of candlesnuff fungus (<B>Xylaria hypoxylon</B>) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-05.htm">October 5, 2017</A>
LinkClose up of candlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) in Sergievka Park. Old Peterhof, west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 5, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Петергоф

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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