from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, fingerlike in form or arrangement. Also dactylose.
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Spores of _Bilimbia trachona_ to illustrate the several-celled, hyaline, fusiform or dactyloid type.
Thallus usually composed of minute granules, these often run together to form a leprose or verrucose and rarely areolate or even subsquamulose crust, rarely disappearing; apothecia minute or small, usually adnate, with a weak and often covered exciple; hypothecium pale to dark brown; hymenium pale or tinged brown; spores hyaline, usually fusiform or dactyloid, varying from 4 - to 9-celled.
Spores ellipsoid, fusiform, or dactyloid _Bilimbia_, p. Spores acicular _Bacidia_, p. Spores brown, or becoming brown.