The genus Xylaria sensu lato (Xylariaceae) in Guadeloupe and Martinique (French West Indies) II. Taxa with robust upright stromata
By Fournier J., Lechat C., Courtecuisse R.

Vol. 11 (3) – 08 May 2019

doi: 10.25664/art-0263

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Abstract: 

Fifteen species of Xylaria collected in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring upright stromata more than 5 mm wide, are described and illustrated herein. Twelve of them usually exceed this size, viz.: X. allantoidea, X. cubensis, X. cuneata, X. flabelliformis, X. formosana, X. globosa, X. moelleroclavus, X. olobapha, X. regalis, X. schweinitzii, X. telfairii and X. tuberoides. Three more slender species occasionally featuring more robust stromata are included, viz.: X. curta, X. hyperythra and X. scruposa. All of these are known species, most of which are commonly encountered and have a pantropical distribution. A dichotomous identification key and a synoptic figure plate of stromata are presented.


This paper is the second in a series of three dedicated to the survey of Xylaria spp. collected in Guadeloupe and Martinique during an inventorial program initiated in 2003 in these Caribbean islands (Courtecuisse, 2006). It comes after a survey […]