Monographs Details: Xylaria obovata
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 obovata
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, RioTirica, second growth clearing at Base Camp, elev. 500-550 m, on dead log, 22 Jan 1955, JAS & JJW 203[GJS; immature and overmature stromata only].BRAZIL. Amapa: Serra do Navio, in dense wet rainforestat limonite area downriver from camp near IhlaTerezinha, elev. 70-300 m, 4 Nov 1954, RSC 38145[GJS].GUYANA. Upper Mazaruni River Basin, MerumeMountains, Partang River, trail along SE side of MerumeMt., elev. 1140 m, 5 Jul 1960, SST, CLT & RB44818 [GJS]; Merume Mountains, just below top ridgein wet forest along trail, elev. 1065 m, on log, 9 Jul1960, SST, CLT & R B 44860 [CTR].

Discussion:

The collection 44818 matches Dennis' description of the species but has smaller ascospores than given by Rogers et al. (1988). Rogers etaL (1988: figs. 47,49). Dennis(1956: fig. 42D). Dennis +

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America| Guyana South America|