Dead Man's Fingers
These photos show one of the species of Xylaria, many of which are commonly known as dead man's fingers.
These specimens were found growing at the base of a dead silverthorn (Elaeagnus pungens) shrub.
For more information on this genus visit MushroomExpert.com. Also a wealth of information can be found at Xylariaphilia.
|--Phylum: Ascomycota – Sac fungi
|--Class: Ascomycetes or Lecanoromycetes
|--Xylaria sp. - DEAD MAN'S FINGERS