Public Description of Xylaria polymorpha group J.D. Rogers

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Name: Xylaria polymorpha group J.D. Rogers
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales
Family: Xylariaceae

General Description:

widely distributed


on decaying hardwood stumps and logs, sometimes from buried wood

Look Alikes:

Xylaria longipes




Current Name:
Xylaria polymorpha (Pers.) Grev., Fl. Edin.: 355 (1824)

Hypoxylon polymorphum (Pers.) Mont., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 13: 349 (1840)
Sphaeria digitata Sowerby, Col. fig. Engl. Fung. Mushr. 1: 32 (1797)
Sphaeria polymorpha Pers., Comm. fung. clav. (Lipsiae): 17 (1797)
Sphaeria polymorpha Pers., Comm. fung. clav. (Lipsiae): 17 (1797) var. polymorpha
Xylaria corrugata Har. & Pat., J. Bot., Paris: 13 (1903)
Xylaria polymorpha var. pistillaris Nitschke, Pyrenomycetes Germanici 1: 17 (1867)
Xylaria rugosa Sacc., Annls mycol. 4(1): 74 (1906)
Xylosphaera polymorpha (Pers.) Dumort., Comment. bot. (Tournay): 92 (1822)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)