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Fungi: Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Xylariales: Xylariaceae: Biscogniauxia nummularia (Bull.) Kuntze

Biscogniauxia nummularia – beech tarcrust

Synonyms: Biscogniauxia bulliardii, Hypoxylon nummularium, Kommamyce bulliardii, Nummularia anthracina, Nummularia bulliardii, Nummularia nummularia, Nummulariola nummularia, Numulariola nummularia, Sphaeria anthracina, Sphaeria decorticata, Sphaeria nummularia.

Common name: beech tarcrust.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Biscogniauxia nummularia is a plant pathogen in the family Xylariaceae, known as the beech tarcrust. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin "nummus" meaning a coin, referring to the often rounded and coin-like encrustations.

German: Rotbuchen-Rindenkugelpilz, Swedish: Skorpdyna, Welsh: Cramen du ffawydd.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Beech tarcrust fungus (<B>Biscogniauxia nummularia</B>(?)) on a fallen twig taken from area of Winters Bayou in Sam Houston National Forest, east from Waverly. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-12-05.htm">December 5, 2020</A>
LinkBeech tarcrust fungus (Biscogniauxia nummularia(?)) on a fallen twig taken from area of Winters Bayou in Sam Houston National Forest, east from Waverly. Texas, December 5, 2020

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