Delitschia didyma Auersw., Hedwigia 5: 49 (1866)  Fig. 71

MycoBank number: MB 177056; Index Fungorum number: IF 177056; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08204;

Saprobic on old herbivore dung or aged wood. Sexual morph: Ascomata solitary or scattered, superficial or erumpent, black, globose or subglobose, coriaceous, apex with or without papilla, ostiolate. Peridium thick, comprises 2 layers of red brown to brown cells of textura angularis. Hamathecium comprising numerous, filiform, septate, long, branching, hyaline, cellular pseudoparaphyses. Asci 8-spored, bitunicate, fissitunicate, cylindrical to cylindro-clavate with short pedicel, with J- ocular chamber. Ascospores 1–3-seriate, ellipsoid, reddish brown to brown, 1- septate, slightly constricted at the septum, cells often easily separable, each cell with a full-length germ slit. Asexual morph: Undetermined.

Material examined – Italy, on cow dung, 19 July 2012, F. Doveri, MFLU 12-2218.

Figure 71 Delitschia didyma (MFLU 12-2218). a, b Herbarium packet with cow dung specimen. c, d Ascomata on natural substrate. e Cross section of ascoma. f Peridium. g Ocular chamber. h Pseudoparaphyses. i–l Asci. m–p Ascospores. Scale bars: c = 1000 µm, d = 500 µm, e = 100 µm, f–h = 50 µm, i–p = 20 µm.