I read in a paper:
One such genus is Dinemasporium which ... characterised by superficial, cupulate to discoid conidiomata with brown setae, and phialidic conidiogenous cells that give rise to hyaline, oblong to allantoid, aseptate conidia with an appendage at each end.
In the phrase "oblong to allantoid", is the word oblong valid for this context? If not, what other word would work?
** I am editing to thank you all. Although few people agreed to close this question (because they concern to the whole phrases), I should have told that I was confused for the phrase oblong to allantoid. It is clear now for me that oblong to allantoid means the range of genus Dinemasporium is oblong (Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal-shaped) to allantoid (Sausage-shaped; spores that are long with rounded ends). I also learned from this journal for the word oblong in the same context; The conidia were subhyaline, oblong, and ellipsoid to allantoid.