from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of pyrenomycetous fungi of the family Pleosporaceæ, having small perithecia embedded in the tissue of the host. The spores are yellowish, many-septate, and long filiform. About 125 species have been described. They are common and widely distributed, occurring chiefly on dead herbaceous stems.
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