Full name: Home of the Xylariaceae
Short name: Xylariaceae
Version: 8.0, Sep 2008
Release date: 2008-09-05
Authors/editors: Y.M. Ju & J. Rogers
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Ascomycetes - Xylariales - Xylariaceae
English name of the group: Fungi associated with dead wood
Number of species: 270
Number of infraspecific taxa: 57
Number of synonyms: 810
Number of common names: 4
Total number of names: 1,141
Abstract: 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.
Organization: Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; Deptartment of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, USA
Website: http://mycology.sinica.edu.tw/xylariaceae/default.asp