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Cyclaneusma minus (Butin) DiCosmo, Peredo & Minter (a discomycete)

Date 19 November 2009
OS grid ref SU46
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 19/11/2009[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary young apothecia on dead, fallen pine needles
Associated organism: on dead fallen needle of Pinus sylvestris
Identification Notes: Pale, elongate apothecia erumpent through slits in the needle cuticle; amphigenous, growing on the adaxial and abaxial surfaces; not assocated with dark sclerotial lines; lips pale orange, perhaps more visible on the concave face of the leaf.

Hymenium: pale orange and waxy, embedded in pit in needle surface.
Ascospores: filiform; curved, bluntly elbowed or occasionally sigmoid; hyaline; multi-seriate (fasciculate) in ascus.
Paraphyses: hyaline, cylindric, with several short stubby branches at apex.

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