Fungus like microscopic antlers - Candlestick Fungus

By madventure | Nature, Photography | 21 May 2024


 

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Many of us, while walking in the forest, have certainly met this creature. It looks like small gray, gray-white pins, often segmented at the top, similar to a miniature antler.

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These are fungi belonging to the Xylariales family, and this one is exactly called the candlestick fungus.

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Its appearance does not resemble a mushroom in shape, it looks more like a lichen. It can reach several cm in height. It is shaped like a skewer, but most often it is branched with mountains.

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The surface of the mushroom is matte, velvety and the flesh is firm but elastic. In older fruiting bodies they have become lignified.

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The mushroom is quite popular all year round, however, it prefers certain positions. It can be found on dead logs, branches of deciduous trees where there is a lot of moisture.

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This mushroom is not poisonous, but due to its specificity, texture and lack of flavor, it is not suitable for consumption.

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