The application of the name Xylaria hypoxylon, based on Clavaria hypoxylon of Linnaeus*

  title={The application of the name Xylaria hypoxylon, based on Clavaria hypoxylon of Linnaeus*},
  author={Marc Stadler and David L. Hawksworth and Jacques Fournier},
  journal={IMA Fungus},
  pages={57 - 66}
Although Xylaria hypoxylon is one of the most familiar fungi of temperate regions, the basionym of the name, Clavaria hypoxylon of Linnaeus, has remained untypified. Here we assess the original five elements included in the 1753 protologue; no candidate specimen was located but two illustrations Linnaeus cited were considered, one a mixture of species and the other fanciful. As the name is sanctioned, following clarifications in the Melbourne Code, elements cited by Fries when the name was… 

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