20 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Candle Snuff Fungus, Stag's Horn
Cylindrical, or antler shaped, often flattened, black, tips white and powdery, then black at maturity, to about 5 cm high
On dead wood, usually of deciduous trees
Ascospores kidney shaped, droplets, smooth (11-14) x (5-6) µm2
Growing on a Pine stump. 20 November 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.