from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of diseomycetous fungi, of the family Mollisiaceæ, having sessile, smooth, dark, waxy ascocarps and unicellular hyaline spores. Over 60 species have been described, some of which are parasitic. P. Trifolii is a common species which produces a leaf-spot disease of clover. P. Medicaginis causes leaf-spot of alfalfa.
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