Xylariaapiculata229W

Xylaria apiculata Cooke

A small black fruiting body found on dead wood. Height: 25–30 mm.

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Xylaria castorea Berk.

A common black species usually found in a variety of forests, often in groups. It can vary in shape from cylindrical to clavate to spathulate. It becomes grey or whitish when mature and shedding spores. Height: 20–30 mm.

Xylariahypoxylon6a

Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev.

Thought to be a complex of species. Found on very rotten wood. Height: 30–50 mm.

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Xylaria sp.

Height: up to 25 mm.

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