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

Compare Index Fungorum and Mycobank.

  • 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.
Index Fungorum

Cite this page as: Leacock, P.R. (2019 Aug 24). Hypoxylon - MycoGuide. Retrieved from

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