In article <3cv4vn$rn2 at strauss.udel.edu>, heytler at strauss.udel.edu (Peter
> In article <Rballou-1012941155480001 at dcc00693.slip.digex.net>,
> Rballou <Rballou at access.digex.net> wrote:
> >I need help on the classification of the fungus Xyleria hypoxylon.
> >Specifically can anyone provide me with the order and family?
>> Xyleria hypoxylon is a woods fungus with a branched, woody fruiting
> body variously known as "candlesnuff fungus" or "carbon antlers".
> It is in the division Ascomycotina, class Pyrenomycetes,
> order Sphaeriales and family Xylariaceae.
> (I hope this info is not too late for your 7th grader's assignment;
> haven't had a chance to read the newsgroup this past week.)
> --Peter Heytler
Thnaks for the posting. You might be interested in the most recent
response I got to this in the bionet.mycology section, Seems there's a
whole new classification out there. --- Ripley Ballou