Observation 108638: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank
When: 2012-09-04
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-09 14:25:58 PST (-0800)

Xylaria is an enormous and vastly underdocumented group of fungi. A few celebrity species names tend to be wantonly applied to most all of them (thin, flimsy and white-tipped = X. hypoxylon, thick and clavate = X. polymorpha, etc.) I’ve ranted at length about this elsewhere on the site. Suffice it to say, species IDs not only require microscopy, but scanning electron microscopy, at least for some (see: Gazis, Romina. “Differentiating Fungal Species within the Family Xylariaceae (Ascomycotina: Fungi) from the Peruvian Amazon by Scanning Electron Microscopy”).

Created: 2012-09-04 18:32:27 PDT (-0700)
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