HYPOXYLON ARECARIUM (FR.: FR.) MONT.The status of the name is uncertain.
Hypoxylon arecarium (Fr.: Fr.) Mont., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., sér. II, 13: 355. 1840.
º Sphaeria arecaria Fr., Linnaea 5: 543. 1830; Fr.: Fr., Syst. Mycol. Index, p. 159. 1832.
MASCARENE ISLANDS: Réunion ["Insul. Bourbon"], 1801-02, Bory, A., trunks of Arecaceae (palms) (PC, LECTOTYPE [selected by Ju and Rogers(1996)] of Sphaeria arecaria).
A Biscogniauxia. It is probably conspecific with B. philippinensis (Ricker) Whalley & Laessøe. Nannfeldt (1972) suspected that this fungus is Camarops polysperma (Mont.) J. H. Miller. According to him, the type specimen at Herb. Willdenow of B was destroyed during World War II. Therefore, the type at PC is selected as the lectotype.