Observation 118044: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

This was also given as a class culture. This fungus was easily identified with its white conidia forming on the tips of the black stroma protruding from the dead wood giving it it’s common name, the “candle snuff fungus”.


Xylaria hypoxylon under the dissecting microscope
Xylaria hypoxylon under the dissecting microscope

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Recognized by sight: probably lots of taxa hiding behind X. hypoxylon, same for X. polymorpha.

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