from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of ascomycetous fungi, having the stroma corky or brittle, the perithecia immersed, and the sporidia ovate or lanceolate, curved, simple, and dark-colored.
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Skip Richter illustrates the disease, hypoxylon canker, that kills trees in times of stress.
Candlesnuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) growing from a moss-covered log.