Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Xylariales Family: Xylariaceae
Species: Hypoxylon fuscum (Pers.) Fr.
Synonyms: Hypoxylon confluens
Hypoxylon purpureum
Sphaeria confluens
Sphaeria fusca
Stromatosphaeria fusca
Common Name: Hazel Woodwart

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Hypoxylon fuscumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Corylus avellana (157)
Alnus glutinosa (9)
Hazel (6)
Crataegus monogyna (1)
Quercus (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (45)
Woodland (12)
Woodland: mixed (9)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (9)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (8)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (8)
Woodland: broadleaved (7)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Scrub: dense/continuous (5)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (3)
Scrub (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (3)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (2)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Acid sessile oak-hazel-ash woods (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Fen carr (woodland or scrub over fen) (1)
Fen: flood plain, basic (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Sump alderwoods (1)
Wet ash-wych elm woods: Heavy soil forms (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (77)
Acer pseudoplatanus (31)
Tree (27)
Castanea sativa (10)
Quercus rubra (10)
Twig (7)
Dead Branch (6)
Standing Dead Branch (2)
branch (1)
Dead Attached Branch (1)
Fallen Branch (1)
Fallen Tree (1)
Fallen Twig (1)
Norway Maple (1)
Standing Dead Tree (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (10)
February (9)
March (11)
April (21)
May (37)
June (11)
July (27)
August (16)
September (29)
October (40)
November (26)
December (4)