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Description type:Original description 
Description:Ascocarps scattered to gregarious, clavate, stipitate, 0.8–3.5 cm tall, 0.1–0.5 cm wide, black throughout. Ascigerous part clavate, broadly clavate or compressed, ca 1/4–1/2 of the total ascocarp length, 0.2–1.1 cm long, black, concolour with the stipe, compressed or oval in cross section, sharply delimited from the stipe, smooth both in fresh and dry conditions. Stipe terete, cylindrical, oval in cross section, slender to robust, conspicuously hairy with dark brown setose hairs in tufts in upper part of the stipe when fresh, rough to squamulose when dry. Asci clavate to broadly clavate, (135–)141.5–181.5(–187) × (14–)15.5–23.5(–25) μm (measured in water), Q = (6.3–)6.8–8.7(–9.5), 8-spored, with euamyloid apical ring and inamyloid wall in MLZ and IKI. Ascospores elongate-clavate, subfusiform to fusiform, narrowed to the base, sometimes slightly curved, (41–)50–76.5(–82) × (5–)5.5–7.5(–8.0) μm (in water), Q = (8.5–)12.6(–15.2), hyaline, finally in some asci becoming brown, predominantly 3–4-septate, rarely with 0–5(–6) septa. Ascoconidia not observed. Paraphyses cylindrical, sparsely septate, 2–3 μm diam, straight to slightly curved and inflated at the apex, hyaline at basal part to pale brown at the apex, embedded in a dense brown amorphous matter, extending beyond the asci. Apical cells usually inflated and constricted or pyriform, sometimes proliferating (12.5–)18.5–46(–54) × (4.5–)6–8.5(–11) μm. Stipe surface squamulose of protruding paraphysal elements forming scales and with tufts of dark brown setose septate hairs (85–)90–120(–144) μm long, straight, moderately septate, basal cell usualy inflated (7–)10–13(–17.5) μm, medial part (4.5–)5.5–7(–9.5) μm and apical part (2–)3 μm with rounded apex. For supplementary description and iconography see H. littorale in Arauzo & Iglesias (2014). 
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