Xylaria longipes Nitschke 1867
Common names: Dead Moll's Fingers [En], Xylaire à long pieds, Pénis de bois mort [Fr], Esdoornhoutknotszwam [Nl], Langstielige Ahorn-Holzkeule [De]
Halle, BRABANT ● Belgium
Description: Medium size Xylaria, with a cap of 2-8 cm tall up to 2 cm across shaped more or less like a club; with a rounded tip. It is grayish to brownish when young, becoming black with maturity; surface becoming cracked and scaly with maturity.
The stem is often proportionally long, but also frequently short or nearly absent.
Biology: It can be found from Autumn to Winter, growing alone or gregariously.
Habitat: on decaying hardwood logs and sticks (especially the debris of beech and maples), growing directly from the wood.
Distribution: Europe, North America.
Kuo M., 2008. Xylaria longipes, Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com