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 Colonies. With a daily growth rate of 4-5 mm, becoming green or yellow-green due to an exudate, reverse green. Ascomata. Olivaceous grey in reflected light, superficial, spherical or ovate, ostiolate, 110-l80 μm; producing asci and ascospores within 10 days; ascomatal wall composed of rather thick-walled, brown, angular or irregular, 6-10 μm sized cells; ascomatal hairs surrounding mainly the apical opening, arcuate, partly undulate, septate, thick-walled, verrucose, punctulate or nearly smooth, 110-200 × 3-5 μm, with a distinctly swollen basal cell. Asci. Clavate, stalked, 8-spored, evanescent, 36-50 × 10-14 μm. Ascospores. Ellipsoidal or broadly fusiform, attenuate at both ends, bluish grey when young, later brown, 11-15 × 6-8.5 μm, with an apical germ pore, occasionally with two germ pores. Paraphyses. Not observed. 

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