Family Hypoxylaceae DC.

[relatives of carbon balls]

This family was recently ressurected and updated in Wendt et al. (2018) after phylogenetic work of Daranagama et al. (2017). Both of these papers have good illustrations. The genera in this family are listed below.

  1. Alloanthostomella
  2. Annulohypoxylon
  3. Anthocanalis
  4. Chlorostroma
  5. Daldinia
  6. Entonaema
  7. Hypoxylon
  8. Jackrogersella
  9. Neoanthostomella
  10. Pseudoanthostomella
  11. Phylacia
  12. Pyrenomyxa
  13. Pyrenopolyporus
  14. Rhopalostroma
  15. Rostrohypoxylon
  16. Ruwenzoria
  17. Thamnomyces
  18. Thuemenella

Taxon Details and Links

  • Hypoxylaceae DC., Flore française 2: 280 (1805). Emended by M. Stadler & L. Wendt in Wendt et al. 2017.. Type: Hypoxylon Bull., Histoire des champignons de la France. I: 168 (1791).
The genera Daldinia and Hypoxylon are polyphyletic.
Daranagama, D. A., K. D. Hyde, E. B. Sir, K. M. Thambugala, Q. Tian, M. C. Samarakoon, E. H. C. McKenzie, S. C. Jayasiri, S. Tibpromma, J. D. Bhat, X-Z. Liu, M. Stadler. 2017. Towards a natural classification and backbone tree for Graphostromataceae, Hypoxylaceae, Lopadostomataceae and Xylariaceae Fungal Diversity 88(1): 1–165. DOI: 10.1007/s13225-017-0388-y
Triebel, D., D. Persoh, H. Wollweber, M. Stadler. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships among Daldinia, Entonaema and Hypoxylon as inferred from ITS nrDNA sequences. Nova Hedwigia 80: 25–43. DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2005/0080-0025
Wendt, L., E. B. Sir, E. Kuhnert, S. Heitkämper, C. Lambert, A. I. Hladki, A. I. Romero, J. J. Luangsa-Ard, P. Srikitikulchai, D. Peršoh, M. Stadler. 2018. Resurrection and emendation of the Hypoxylaceae, recognised from a multigene phylogeny of the Xylariales. Mycological Progress 17(1-2): 115–154. DOI: 10.1007/s11557-017-1311-3
Wijayawardene, N. N., K. D. Hyde, H. T. Lumbsch, J. K. Liu, S. S. N. Maharachchikumbura, A. H. Ekanayaka, Q. Tian, R. Phookamsak. 2018. Outline of Ascomycota: 2017. Fungal Diversity 88(1): 167–263. DOI: 10.1007/s13225-018-0394-8
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Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2018 Aug 06). Hypoxylaceae - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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