Observation 19569: Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev.
When: 2009-03-19
No herbarium specimen

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Online key to Xylaria
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-03-19 15:25:44 PDT (-0700)

I’ve found a key to Xylaria online here:

I’ll see if that helps. One comment at the beginning of the article says:
“For example, X. cornu-damae and X. hypoxylon are keyed out as slender species,
but robust specimens are sometimes encountered.” ;)

More fun: An illustration of X. hypoxylon from Saccardo’s “Fungi Italici”:


Suggest a species?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-03-19 15:20:06 PDT (-0700)

What would be your suggestion for species? I was also considering
Xylaria longipes, based upon these photographs:


What suggested X. hypoxylon to me was the illustration of a photograph
showing what is said to be its conidial form at the bottom of this page:


I have not saved specimens, but can find them this year. They
were growing at the base of oak trees.

The full-sized image is perhaps 1 1/2 times life size.


Yes,I would agree
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-19 14:21:39 PDT (-0700)

with Christian: the fruitbodies look much too thick and stout for X.hypoxylon!

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-03-19 13:53:17 PDT (-0700)

I can’t see this as X. hypoxylon

Created: 2009-03-19 11:32:03 PDT (-0700)
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