Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae
Species: Hypoxylon fragiforme (Pers.) J. Kickx f.
Synonyms: Hypoxylon argillaceum
Hypoxylon coccineum
Hypoxylon majusculum
Lycoperdon variolosum
Sphaeria argillacea
Sphaeria fragiformis
Sphaeria tuberculosa
Stromatosphaeria fragiformis
Valsa fragiformis
Xylaria coccineum
Common Name: Beech Woodwart


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Hypoxylon fragiformePhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (50)
Beech (8)
Corylus avellana (5)
Betula pubescens (2)
Betula (1)
Fraxinus (1)
Hypoxylon fragiforme (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (7)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (6)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-poor (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Castanea sativa (20)
Dead Wood (9)
Acer pseudoplatanus (7)
Dead Branch (5)
Tree (5)
wood (5)
Cut Trunk (4)
Fallen Tree (4)
Quercus rubra (4)
branch (2)
Log (2)
Norway Maple (1)
Soil (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
February (9)
March (7)
April (14)
May (8)
June (3)
July (6)
August (9)
September (16)
October (23)
November (13)
December (2)