Identify this fungus

Asked March 1, 2017, 10:02 PM EST

Please help me ID the wired fungus growing in my garage.

Oakland County Michigan fungus

1 Response

Howard (and Mary),

Hello,

My colleague identified those as the fruiting bodies formed by the fungus Xylaria. They are sometimes called “dead man’s fingers”. It is a wood decaying fungus.

Regards, Howard

Jan