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 Colonies. With a daily growth rate of 2-3 mm, usually white by aerial mycelium, occasionally with yellow exudates, reverse pale or brown to black. Ascomata. Dispersed, maturing slowly; dark grey to black in reflected light, spherical or nearly so, ostiolate, 140-250 μm, with a pale brown wall of angular or irregular, 6-10 μm sized cells; ascomatal hairs initially flexuous becoming coiled or contorted especially in the distal part, occasionally with coiled branches, brown, verrucose or warty, septate, 5-8 μm broad. Asci. Fasciculate, narrow cylindrical, stalked, rather persistent, 50-69 × 8-10 μm, 8-spored with spores arranged in a single row. Ascospores. Broadly ovate, often slightly biapiculate, bilaterally flattened, colourless when young, pale brown when mature, 7- 11 × 6-9 × 4-6.5 μm, with an apical germ pore. Paraphyses. Not observed. 

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