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Megalospora thomensis (Nyl.) Sipman

Data Set Maintenance: Data set standard item. Data set author(s): Sipman H. (95-05-17). Data set to be published after submission; 95-05-17.

Nomenclature: Current taxonomic status: accepted. Taxonomic rank: species. Megalospora. Megalosporaceae Vezda ex Hafellner & Bellem. (1982) @EXCL@ Megasporaceae Lumbsch (1994).

Biogeography: Continent: Africa.

Upper Surface: Pale grey; special structures absent.

Ascocarps: Not constricted at the base, .5-2 mm in diam.. Margin: Prominent. Disk: Plane; dark brown or brown; epruinose. Exciple: Brown or yellow; inspersed with crystals. Epithecium: Apical cells brown or olive. Hymenium: 120-180 µm high.

Ascospores: c. 8 per ascus, 30-45 µm long, 14-20 µm wide; transversally septate; 1-3-(7)-transversally septate.

Secondary Metabolites: Hopane-6a,22-diol and usnic acid; provisional name(s): 'Megalospora unknown A'and 'Megalospora unknown C'.

(report generated 06.Dez.2007)

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