Journal of fungi Xylaria polymorpha

Xylaria polymorpha, which is commonly known as dead man ‘fingers is a saprobic fungus. It appears in palmate bunches, finger-like stromata. The asci in the black coating flask are used to produce its spores, therefor also known as ‘flask fungi’. It is a common species in Britain and Ireland, also in Europe and parts on North America. It usually lives in moist woods habitat, growing from the rotten trees’ stumps or woods. Dead Man’s fingers is not usually considered to be edible. Ethanolic extracts from the Xylaria polymorpha can have antimicrobial potential against the bacteria and yeast structures by inhibiting the cells growth of bacteria.

Publicado por pengmin pengmin, 12 de octubre de 2021


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