|Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev.|
The fruiting body is shaped like a antler-like branched shrub, with flattened and pointy tips, black towards base, the top being covered with a white dust (all black in spring when maturing), without stem.The flesh is white, tough; its taste is not distinctive; the odour is not distinctive. The fertile surface is smooth. It grows on wood, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods, on tree trunks or stumps. The fruiting period takes place all year long.
Distinctive features : antler-shaped fruiting body, black but powdery-white at the tips; not very branched; on dead deciduous wood
Xylaria hypoxylon is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
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