Genus Hypoxylon Bull.

This is a common genus of pyrenomycetes on dead wood. Some are primary decomposers.

Species reported for the Chicago Region:

  1. Hypoxylon ferrugineum
  2. Hypoxylon fragiforme
  3. Hypoxylon fuscum
  4. Hypoxylon fuscum
  5. Hypoxylon investiens
  6. Hypoxylon perforatum
  7. Hypoxylon rubiginosum
  8. Hypoxylon serpens

Taxon Details and Links

  • Hypoxylon Bull., Histoire des champignons de la France. I: 168 (1791). Conserved Type: Hypoxylon coccineum Bull. 1791 = H. fragiforme (Pers.) J. Kickx f. 1835.
In 2005 some species were moved to Annulohypoxylon.
Hsieh, H.-M., Y.-M. Ju, J. D. Rogers. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of Hypoxylon and closely related genera. Mycologia 97(4): 844–865. DOI: 10.3852/mycologia.97.4.844.
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