from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of minute parasitic pyrenomycetous fungi, having separate perithecia arising beneath the epidermis of the host, and hyaline or slightly greenish two-celled spores. About 20 species are known. S. Mespili has been suspected of being the ascigerous form of Entomosporium maculatum, which causes leaf-blight of the pear. S. Robertiani occurs on Geranium Robertianum in Europe and America.
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