PPDL Picture of the Week

July 27, 2020

Dead Man's Fingers

Gail Ruhl, Plant Disease Diagnostician

Commonly called "Dead Man's Fingers," this wood-rotting mushroom( Xyllaria. polymorpha) lives as a saprobe on decaying hardwood stumps and logs.


Further Online Information:

Xylaria polymorpha at Tom Volk's Fungi

Xylaria polymorpha at Fungi of Poland

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