Monographs Details: Xylaria arbuscula Sacc.
Authority: Rogerson, Clark T., et al. 1990. Fungi collected by Bassett Maguire and collabora tors in the Guayana Highland, 1944-1983. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 130-164.
Family:Xylariaceae
Scientific Name:Xylaria arbuscula Sacc.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Locality unknown, savanna campforests, elev. 1500 m, on fallen log, dense woodland,21 Dec 1948, B M , LP & B. Maguire Jr. 27848 [JHM].Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, Abacapa-tepui, N W part,wet mossy forest with sandstone boulders betweenCamp 3 and main line of sandstone bluffs, elev. 1210-1600 m, on dead log, 17 Apr 1953, JAS 75065 [GJS]

Discussion:

The peeling outer layer of JAS 75065 is brown, not white. The specimen matches the description given by Gonzalez and Rogers (1989) for Mexico better than that given by Rogers et al. (1988) for Cerro de la Neblina. The germ slit in the collection J A S 75065 is somewhat less than fuU length. Dennis (1956: fig. 23). Rogers et al. (1988: fig. 67). Gonzalez and Rogers (1989: figs. 10-12). Dennis +, as X mellisii.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|