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Lamprospora campylopodis W.D.Buckley
Trans. Brit. mycol. Soc. 9: 44 (1924) [1923]

Lamprospora campylopodis, apothecia Lamprospora campylopodis, SEM-image of ascospore
1: Lamprospora campylopodis, apothecia with Campylopus pyriformis, Germany, leg. M. Vega 2015-10-03. 2: Lamprospora campylopodis, ascospores stained with cotton-blue
Apothecia: about 1 mm in diameter, as broad as high, with conspicuous membranaceous margin
Asci: 20-25 µm broad, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, (15-)16-19(-20) µm, ornamentation consisting of ridges 1-1.5 µm wide and high, forming a more or less regular areolate reticulum with (3-)4-6(-8) meshes/diameter
Hosts: Campylopus oerstedianus (Müll.Hal.) Mitt., Campylopus pyriformis (K.F.Schultz) Brid.
Distribution: rare in Germany (BY, NI, TH) also known from Czech Republic, Macedonia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom


References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987a. Beiträge zur Taxonomie der Gattung Lamprospora (Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53: 195-271.
  • Benkert, D. 2007. Zur Kenntnis des Vorkommens bryophiler Pezizales (Ascomycota) in Südost-Europa. - Mycologia Montenegrina 10: 7-21.
  • Benkert, D. 2009. Zwei neue Arten bryophiler Pezizales (Ascomycota) aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Auflistung der aus Deutschland bisher nachgewiesenen Arten mit Kurzdiagnostik. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 75: 51-68.
  • Benkert, D. & Brouwer, E. 2004. New species of Octospora and some further remarkable bryoparasitic Pezizales from the Netherlands. - Persoonia 18: 381-391.
  • Eckstein, J. & Eckstein, G. 2013. Bemerkenswerte Funde bryoparasitischer Pezizales (Ascomycota) aus Deutschland. - Boletus 34: 55-66.
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  • Rubio, E., Suárez, A. & Miranda, M. A. 2002. Estudios preliminares sobre los generos Lamporspora de Natais y Ramsbottomia W. D. Buckley (Ascomycetes, Pezizales) en Asturias. - Bol. Soc. Micol. Madrid 26: 61-82.
  • 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).
  • Yao, Y. J. & Spooner, B. M. 1995. Notes on British species of Lamprospora and Ramsbottomia. - Mycological Research 99: 1521-1524.
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Lamprospora campylopodis Lamprospora campylopodis
3: Lamprospora campylopodis, apothecium with Campylopus pyriformis 4: Lamprospora campylopodis, rehydrated apothecia with Campylopus pyriformis
Lamprospora campylopodis, ascus with ascospores Lamprospora campylopodis, asci with ascospores
5: Lamprospora campylopodis, ascus with ascospores 6: Lamprospora campylopodis, SEM image of ascospore

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