MycoKey : the species Smardaea amethystina

Generic short diagnoses: Small, cup-shaped, dark wine red operculate discomycetes with fusiform, strongly ornamented spores. On sandy soil.

Smardaea amethystina
asci with spores

Smardaea amethystina , Amethistbekertje
asci with spores
Illustration and © Henry Dissing

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