Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae
Species: Kretzschmaria deusta (Hoffm.) P.M.D. Martin
Synonyms: Hypoxylon deustum
Hypoxylon ustulatum
Nemania deusta
Sphaeria deusta
Sphaeria maxima
Stromatosphaeria deusta
Ustulina deusta
Ustulina vulgaris
Common Name: Brittle Cinder


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Kretzschmaria deustaPhotographer:  Amelia Williams
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (15)
Beech (2)
Larix (1)
Salix (1)
Tilia x europaea (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Grassland: marshy, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (7)
Rotting Wood (3)
Dead Wood (2)
Fallen Tree (2)
Tree (2)
Log (1)
Norway Maple (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Sawn Wood (1)
Soil (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (7)
May (3)
June (1)
July (4)
August (4)
September (7)
October (11)
November (3)
December (1)