ASCOMYCOTA Division

THE ASCOMYCOTA

(Access to fungi in each encountered family are below)

Xylaria hypoxylon02364

Xylaria hypoxylon or close to it. 


The following photos depict some of the more obvious ascomycetous fungi found in northeastern North America. They are organized aphabetically by order, family and then by genus and species starting with the with the BOLINIALES Order. For a first introduction to ascomycetes see our various MYCOLOGY EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS designed to assist the amateur to appreciate the complexity of the fungal kingdom. The more we learn about ‘everything’ related to finding, describing, collecting, cooking, eating, gifting, selling, studying, or any other ‘thing', the more we come to appreciate the fact that all the species in all the major ‘kingdoms’ share a long and intriguing history of biological and chemical interactions with each other.

Click on the names of the ASCO Orders to view the photos of fungi by family, genera and species in this division: