Fungus

Xylaria polymorpha

Dead Man’s Fingers
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SSN 59921
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Xylaria polymorpha is commonly called “Dead Man’s Fingers”. It is a saprophytic fungus usually found growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. This fungus is found growing alone or more commonly in clusters and will cause a soft rot of the wood. Its fruiting body is very variable but often club-shaped. Xylaria polymorpha is the most commonly collected of the large Xylaria species. It is commonly distributed worldwide.

Location

by State Location
  • Johor 1
  • Kedah 3
  • Pahang 1
  • Perak 4
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Fungi
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Protected Areas
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
Lee Su See (Dr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Fungi
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • PM
Mohammad Hafiz Syukri Bin Kassim (Mr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Fungi
  • Agricultural
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • SBH
Thi Bee Kin (Mrs.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Fungi
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Forest
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Science
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chang, Y.S. & Lee, S.S. (2004). Utilisation of macrofungi species in Malaysia. Fungal Diversity 15: pp. 15-22
  2. Norlidah, A.N., Vikineswary, S., Yusoff, M., Desjardin, D.E. & Jones, E.B.G. (2005). Macrofungi at the Southwestern Region of Endau- Rompin National Park, Johor, Malaysia. The Forests and Biodiversity of Selai Endau-Rompin. pp. 39-53

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ainul Aqilah Binti Mohd Nasir, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Citation :- Xylaria polymorpha. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/59921. Downloaded on 17 October 2019.

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