Aigialus mangrovei Borse

Trans. Br. Mycol. Soc. 88: 424, 1987

Ascomata 600-750 mm high, 590-880 mm diameter, subglobose in frontal view, ostiolate, black, carbonaceous to coriaceous, completely immersed in a stroma, gregarious.

Asci 300-375 x 21-27 mm, 8-spored, cylindrical, pedunculate, fissitunicate, thick-walled, with a refractive apical plate in the ectoascus and a refractive apical ring in the endoascus, not staining blue in IKI.

Ascospores 38-52 x 13-17 mm ellipsoidal to broadly fusiform, muriform with 6-7 transverse septa and 1-2 longitudinal septa in all except the end cells, slightly constricted at the septa, yellow brown except the hyaline apical cells. 



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