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Remarks (internal):The important diagnostic characters of this species are the concentric lines in the stromata, and purple stromatal pigment in 5% KOH (Ju et al. 1997; Rogers et al. 1999). In Guatemala two species have been cited: D. vernicosa (Bran et al. 2003) and D. fissa (Morales et al. 2006). Daldinia concentrica, not previously reported for Guatemala, is also known from Mexico (Pérez-Silva 1978) and Europe, India, New Zealand, Taiwan, and the United States of America (Ju & Rogers 1997). 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Ces. & De Not., Comm. Soc. Crittog. Ital. 1: 197 (1863) Fig. 11
Stromata, globose circular to oval shaped 20-30 mm wide, sessile and, attached to the substrate, hard surface, reddish-brown to blackish young, and finally black. Asci cylindrical, 100-130 x 7-8 µm, uniseriate. Ascospores broadly elliptical to bean shape, dark brown, germ line straight, 13-15 x (6-) 6.5-7 µm. Paraphyses not seen.
Habitat - Gregarious, lignicolous; in oak forest.
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