Lep·to·sphae·ria | \-ˈsfirēə\

Definition of Leptosphaeria 

: a genus of ascomycetous fungi that is commonly placed in the family Sphaeriaceae, is characterized by the production of dark ascospores with five or more septa, and includes saprophytes and a few fungi that are associated with leaf spots or rots of economic plants

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History and Etymology for Leptosphaeria

New Latin, from lept- + Greek sphaira sphere + New Latin -ia

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