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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Stictis himalayanus (Nayaka & Upreti) S. Joshi & Upreti, comb. nov.
MycoBank MB518077
Basionym: Chroodiscus himalayanus Nayaka & Upreti, Mycotaxon 98: 247. 2006.
The taxon is characterized by chroodiscoid apothecia with prominent white exfoliating margins, hyaline proper exciples densely inspersed with calcium oxalate crystals, distinct periphysoids, and acicular transversely septate golden yellow I+ ascospores measuring 40-78(-85) x 3-5 µm. It is similar to Stictis lupini and S. brachyspora in having simple paraphyses and small ascospores measuring 45-60 x 3-3.5 µm and 65-90 x 3.5-4.0 µm respectively but differs in having erumpent apothecia, orange-brown discs, radially fissured apothecial margins, and 2-3 spored asci. The species is restricted to the Himalayas and was found growing on trees in Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 2200 m.
 
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