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 Colonies. Homothallic. Ascomata. Mostly aggregated, semi-immersed, broadly obpyriform, 530-670 × 385-480 μm, sparsely soft-haired; peridium membranaceous, almost opaque, dark brown below, blackish in the short, papillose neck, with angular to rounded, thick-walled, 8-23 μm diam. outer cells. Asci. 8-spored, with spores arranged in a single row, 240-300 × 20-24 μm, cylindrical, with a truncate, 10-12 μm broad apex; apical ring 6-7 μm in diam., ca 2.5 μm high; subapical chamber 7-10 μm wide. Ascospores. Aseptate, binucleate, at maturity brown-black, (21-) 23-29 × (-30) × 14.5-17 (-18) μm, broadly ellipsoidal, often slightly inequilateral, rounded above, apiculate below with a basal germ pore; gelatinous sheath surrounding the spore except for a basal invagination, swelling in water, persistent, with a distinct outline, without visible inner microstructure, blackening in Indian ink. Paraphyses. Not observed. 


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