Xylaria hypoxylon - Mushroom in the shape of a shaft or horns, slender and flattened. Lower part of the molten, thin, often bent and gradually tapering, the upper part often in the shape of horns deer (rarely not bifurcated), flattened, not breaking when bending. Height 30 to 50 mm, width 2 to 6 mm. The surface of the lower part of the black loophole, the upper slightly knobby due to the formation of sacks in the so-called surroundings (perytets), white dusted by conidia (asexual spores). Mature surroundings (inside them are formed bags with spores) are formed in spring, less often in late autumn, after their production the fungus loses a bright color and becomes inconspicuous.
White, hard, corky and elastic flesh.
Occurrence: On dead deciduous wood, rarely coniferous, mostly on stumps, very common, throughout the year.
Value: Unaffected fungus.