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Old 9th November 2018
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Pointing the Finger & Asking the Question

Earlier this year I posted some images of unfamiliar fungal growths on my much-studied pile of rotting Sycamore logs. By unfamiliar, I mean that I had never seen anything like them in half a century of hunting for, and three decades of photographing, fungi.

Enquiries established that they were emerging fruiting bodies (ascocarps) of the Ascomycete Club with the common name of Dead Mollís Fingers Xylaria longipes

The images can be seen here:

All but the third image of todayís offerings show much of the length of the fruiting body with a white coating. This bears numerous perithecial ostioles (pores), which produce the spores.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f7.1, f10, f8 & f8, ISO 250, hand-held.

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