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Lamprospora ascoboloides Seaver
Mycologia 6: 10 (1914)

Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 14-16 µm, ornamentation consisting of often curved ridges 1.5-2 µm wide and 1-1.5(-2) µm high, ridges often with free ends (Saeveri-pechnazzii-type)
Host: probably Dicranella spec.
Habitat: In Europe found on arable fields after harvest accompanyed by Dicranella, Ditrichum, Riccia and Anthoceros.
Distribution: France, Italy, United States (Oregon)
Note: Schumacher disagrees with Benkert in the circumscription of L. ascoboloides

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987a. Beiträge zur Taxonomie der Gattung Lamprospora (Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53: 195-271.
  • Caillet, M. & Moyne, G. 1980. Contribution a l'étude du genre Octospora Hedw. ex S.F. Gray emend. Le Gal. especes a spores ornementées, globuleuses ou subglobuleuses. - Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France 96: 175-211.
  • Caillet, M. & Moyne, G. 1991. Clé de détermination du genre Octospora et des genres voisins. - Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle du Doubs 84: 9-24.
  • Dissing, H. 1981. Four new species of discomycetes (Pezizales) from West Greenland. - Mycologia 73: 263-273.
  • Medardi, G. 2005. Un raro Ascomycete reperito in Italia: Lamprospora ascoboloides Seaver. - Revista Catalania de Micologia 27: 93-98.
  • Seaver, F. J. 1914. A preliminary study of the genus Lamprospora. - Mycologia 6: 5-24, plate 114. PDF
  • Seaver, F. J. 1928. The North American cup-fungi (Operculates). - New York.
  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.
  • Wang, Y. Z. & Kimbrough, J. W. 1992. Monographic studies of North American species of Octospora previously ascribed to Lamprospora (Pezizales, Ascomycetes). - Special Publication no. 4, National Museum of Natural Science (Taiwan). PDF

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