Database details

Full name:

Home of the Xylariaceae

Short name:



Sep 2006

Release date:

September 3rd, 2006


YM Ju & J Rogers

Taxonomic coverage:

Fungi - Ascomycota - Ascomycetes - Xylariales - Xylariaceae

Number of species names:

266 accepted names; 662 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

53 accepted names; 123 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



Members of the Xylariaceae are among the most commonly encountered groups of ascomycetes. Most are inhabitants of wood, seeds, fruits or leaves of angiosperms; some are associated with insect nests. Whilst most are saprobic and decay wood, some are plant pathogens; many are endophytes. They are commonly found throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the World.


Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; Deptartment of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, USA

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