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Xylaria


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(order Sphaeriales)

A genus of wood-rotting fungi. X. hypoxylon forms branching, antler-like fruit bodies (stromata), the upper parts of which are white with powdery conidia. Perithecia are formed on the lower parts of the stromata. X. polymorpha forms clusters of finger-like stromata on old tree stumps.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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