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Family: CordieritidaceaeGenus: Unguiculariopsis
Anamorph: not known.
Teleomorph: ascomata apothecia, 200-400 µm diam., erumpent from the thallus of the host lichen, appearing ± sessile when mature, lacking a distinct stalk, scattered, dark reddish brown at first, becoming almost black with age, cupulate, the exciple swollen and incurved, often almost entirely obscuring the disc; exciple composed of reddish brown angular cells, Excipular hairs 15-30 x 2-3.5 µm, curved and flexuose, swollen in the lower third but tapering to ca 1.5 µm diam. at the tip. Subhymenium, hymenium and epihymenium hyaline or pale. Interascal tissue of paraphyses, straight to flexuose, filiform, unbranched, not markedly thickened nor pigmented at the apex. Asci 35-40 x 6-10 µm, elongate-clavate, moderately thick-walled, without any pronounced thickening at the apex, no apical apparatus seen, not reacting with iodine, 8-spored. Ascospores 7-8.5 (-9) x (2-) 2.5-3.5 µm, ellipsoidal, rounded at the apices, aseptate, hyaline, smooth-walled, often with numerous guttules, without an epispore or gelatinous sheath.