Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Diatrypaceae
Species: Diatrype disciformis (Hoffm.) Fr.
Synonyms: Sphaeria disciformis
Stromatosphaeria disciformis
Common Name: Beech Barkspot


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Diatrype disciformisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (16)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-poor (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Castanea sativa (7)
Dead Branch (2)
Norway Maple (2)
Twig (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Fallen Twig (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Soil (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
March (4)
April (1)
May (4)
July (3)
August (3)
September (4)
October (11)
November (2)
December (3)