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Remarks (internal):Moreno et al. (1995) presented a macro- and microscopical study of this rare species, including SEM micrographs, based on collections from Baja California. This is the first report for Schizostoma laceratum from Chihuahua.  
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Schizostoma laceratum (Ehrenb. ex Fr.) Lév., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., Sér. 3, 5: 163 (1846), as “lacerum”
Observations - Two collections of isolated specimens. Basidiome stipitate, up to 6.3 cm total tall. Spore sac subglobose of 1.5-2 x 2-2.5 cm, with a petalloid dehiscence produced by irregular fissuring downwards from the apex. Stipe white, 3-4 x 0.3-0.6 cm, which goes inside spore sac such as a columella. Exoperidium not observed. Capillitium 4-10 µm in diam., reddish brown to ochraceous red, with isolated filaments, thick-walled, with short and scarce branches which have obtuse endings; capillitium remains in the endoperidium and columella wall when maturing. Spores of 5-5.5 µm in diam., globose to subglobose, smooth.

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