Dead Man's Fingers - Xylaria polymorpha
Fruitbodies are 2.5 to 10 cm tall and can be up to 4 cm thick and variable in shape from cylindrical to knobby to branched or lobed.
Clustered on or near decaying hardwood.
June through November although the tough fruit bodies can be found year-round.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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