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 Life habit: non-lichenized, saprophytic; Thallus: crustose, mostly within the substrate; photobiont: absent; Ascomata: perithecial; involucrellum: absent; ascomatal wall: black, cellular, not continuous below the hamathecium; hamathecium: branched pseudoparaphyses, anastomosing above the asci, amyloid; asci: bitunicate, clavate, with tholus, non-amyloid; ascospores: medium to golden brown, clavate to pyriform, 1-septate with an euseptum, 16-35 x 7-13 µm; walls: ornamented with tiny warts; Conidiomata: unknown; Secondary metabolites: none detected; Geography: mostly temperate; Substrate: only on bark.; Notes: The genus is characterized by the 1-septate, medium to golden brown, conspicuously ornamented ascospores. 

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Source: Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region

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