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Remarks (internal):In Neurospora Shear & B. O. Dodge and Gelasinospora Dowding the ascospores lack a gelatinous sheath; in Neurospora the ascospores are longitudinally striate and in Gelasinospora they are pitted or reticulate. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:SORDARIA Ces. & De Not.
Ascoma an ostiolate, obpyriform, perithecium, nonstromatic, dark-brown to black, glabrous. Wall opaque, composed of 3-4 layers, cells of outer layer large, brown to black, rounded to angular, with slightly thickened walls, cells of middle layer large and hyaline, angular to flattened toward the interior, cells of innermost layer thin-walled, hyaline and flattened. Centrum with pseudoparenchyma lining wall and basal pseudoparenchyma bearing paraphyses; paraphyses in young ascomata filamentous, becoming vesiculose in older ascomata, forming before the asci and often disintegrating early. Asci unitunicate, cylindrical, with truncate apex, with distinct non-amyloid apical ring, short-stipitate, 8-spored, with spores arranged uniseriately. Ascospores dark brown, 1-celled, broadly fusiform to ovoid or subglobose, smooth, with basal germ pore and gelatinous sheath. (Fig. 7A-C).
Anamorph: None, but a phialidic stage is formed in some species.
Habitat: Mainly coprophilous, but also on seeds and in soil.
Representative species: Sordaria fimicola (Roberge ex Desmaz.) Ces. & De Not.
 
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