|Xylaria longipes Nitschke
The fruiting body is club-shaped or spindle-shaped, more or less regular, single, thinner than a finger, warty, tapering at the base, with a long sterile and well formed brown-black stem, black (possibly covered with grey dust in spring).The flesh is white, tough; The fertile surface is smooth. It grows on wood, on stumps and tree trunks of deciduous trees, on sycamores, maple trees. The fruiting period takes place all year long.
Distinctive features : club-shaped or spindle-shaped fruiting body, single, thinner than a finger, warty, tapering at the base, with a long sterile and well formed brown-black stem; in tufts, mostly on dead maple or sycomore wood
Xylaria longipes is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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