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 Conidia. Oblong-ovoid to subangular, olive brown, slightly rough-walled, somewhat constricted at the median septum and more or less packet shaped or sarcinaeform, ends obtuse, with transverse, longitudinal, and oblique septa, (14-) 18-35 (-50) × (12-) 15-22 (-27) μm. Ascomata. In old cultures, perithecial, very irregular in shape, black, hard and leathery in consistency. Asci. Short-stalked, thick-walled, 14-240 × 27-38 μm, 8-spored, spores arranged in a single row or slightly overlapping, and enclosed within the asci in an inner membrane, which emerges when the tip of the ascus breaks open. Ascospores. Light brown, oblong-ellipsoid to oblong-ovoid, mostly straight, with 7 transverse septa and numerous longitudinal septa, sometimes more or less narrower at the septa, 30-50 × 15-20 μm. 


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