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What is this?.

Found a clump of these hard dark brown/black 2-3" tall upright pods at base of old shrub stump.   Any ideas?. 


  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Frost killed buds?
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  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,444
    I would guess at Dead man's fingers Xylaria polymorpha. We get them on some old elm stumps here.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,528
    I've no idea tbh but hope it's a group of truffles and you can retire on the proceeds :)
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