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 Colonies. With a daily growth rate of 4-5 mm, becoming red by exudates; reverse red. Ascomata. Maturing within 10 days, olivaceous or pale green in reflected light, superficial, spherical or ovate, ostiolate, 80-160 μm, with a thin wall of angular or irregular, rather thick-walled, brown 6-11 μm sized cells; ascomatal hairs arcuate, apically often circinate or coiled, 3-5 μm broad near the base, verrucose or warty, septate, pale brown or golden yellow. Asci. Clavate, with short stalks, 8-spored, evanescent, 30-40 × 10-14 μm. Ascospores. Inequilaterally fusiform or navicular, colourless and dextrinoid when young, greyish brown when mature, 9-12 × 5-7 μm, with distinct germ pores at both ends, occasionally with a single germ pore. Paraphyses. Not observed. 


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