Might be Clavariaceae (coral and club fungi). Check out dead man's fingers, Xylaria polymorpha, at http://www.hainaultforest.co.uk/3Fungi%20photographs.htm.--Aubrey Moore 03:32, 10 January 2007 (PST)
EUREKA! Looks just like photos of Xylaria polymorpha at http://www.mushroomexpert.com/xylaria_polymorpha.html. --Aubrey Moore 03:35, 10 January 2007 (PST)
Hear's another reference with photos: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/apr2000.html. --Aubrey Moore 03:43, 10 January 2007 (PST)
The genus Xylaria was not listed in Adair (1971).