Hypoxylon thouarsianum (LÚv.) C. G. Lloyd

TELEOMORPH | CULTURES AND ANAMORPH | SPECIMENS EXAMINED | NOTES

NOTES

The Hennings type of H. amaniense at B was destroyed. The S duplicate is here selected as the lectotype. We have not seen the type of H. africanum which was accepted by Miller (1961) as a synonym of H. thouarsianum var. gilletianum. The latter name is represented by specimens with smaller stromata than those of typical H. thouarsianum, and is not considered to be a distinct taxon herein. This fungus seems to be confined to Africa and America. Its wrinkled ascospores are characteristic.

We did not observe the asci among the specimens that we have studied. Miller (1961) reported that the asci are "very evanescent, cylindric, sp. p. 130-140 x 6-10 m with stipe 30-40 m long".