Identification: Dead Man's Fingers?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by hudakore, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. hudakore

    hudakore Active Member

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    Are these Dead Man's Fingers or more Coal Fungus (or are they the same?)
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Nearly. Classification pretty darned similar till you get down to the genus level.
    One alias of coal fungus (Daldinia concentrica) is 'King Alfred's cake'. Ha!
     
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    Latin name = Xylaria (refers to growing on wood) polymorpha (means "many forms")
    Common name = Dead Man's Fingers

    Coal's Fungus is a different fungus.
    Latin name = Daldinia concentrica
     

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