THE GENUS KRETZSCHMARIELLA
Viégas, the type species, was considered to be a synonym of Hypoxylon culmorum
Cooke by Petrak (1951). This disposition was accepted by Miller (1961). Recent cultural
data, including an anamorph that is unusual or perhaps unique among the Xylariaceae,
compels us reinstate Kretzschmariella.
Kretzschmariella is a monotypic genus. It contains only one species: K. culmorum Cooke.
The pages on Kretzschmariella are based on the following publication to which the user is also referred: Ju, Y.-M., and J. D. Rogers. 1994. Kretaschmariella culmorum (Cooke) comb. nov. and notes on some other monocot-inhabiting xylariaceous fungi. Mycotaxon 51: 241-255. We are grateful to Mycotaxon, Ltd. for allowing us to reproduce parts of this article.