Dead Moll's Fingers - Xylaria longipes

    Description

    The fruitbody is club shaped or cylindrical, smooth or slightly downy, black and warty, narrowing slightly in to browish-black stem. When immature the growths are soft and pale grey with pinkish tips.

    Habitat

    Broadleaf woodland, mainly with Sycamore, occasionally with other trees.

    When to see it

    Frequent throughout the year but mainly in summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Quite frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map