Monographs Details: Cyathia pallida (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) V.S.White
Authority: New York Botanical Garden. Herbarium of Dr. Per Axel Rydberg. Purchased, 1899. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden.
Description:Species Description - Peridia 4-8 mm. high, 5-7 mm. wide at the top, about 2 mm. at the base, slender urn-shaped, slightly expanded at the top and
contracted at the base, thin and membranous, fawn-colored outside, and minutely shaggy ; inner surface light lead-colored,
smooth, shiny ; mouth entire or torn but not fimbriate, sometimes slightly striated ; sporangioles 2 mm. in diameter, flattened, the
edges very thin, and thicker in the middle, darker above than below, shiny as if frosted, and under high magnification showing a
network of delicate rugose wrinkles ; spores 5-9 µ long, 5—7 µ wide, hyaline, thick-walled, oval-pointed or nearly round, pale
yellow in the mass.
The above description is based on the co-types of this species
in the Curtis collection at Harvard University.
Distribution:Cuba South America
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