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Lamprospora ditrichi Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53(2): 221 (1987)

Type: Sweden 'Västergötland: Österplana s.n., Kinnekulle, Österplana hed, undre rödstensplanets NE-parti, Festuca ovina - Ditrichum flexicaule - samhälle', 1942-Oct-21, Nils Albertson (holotype UPS).
Lamprospora ditrichi, apothecia Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores
1: Lamprospora ditrichi, apothecia with Ditrichum flexicaule, Germany, Thuringia, Pinsenberg near Krölpa, leg. Jochen Girwert, 2013-10-11 - image by D. Wieschollek 2: Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores stained with cotton blue, Germany, Thuringia, Pinsenberg near Krölpa, leg. Jochen Girwert, 2013-10-11
Apothecia: to 1.5 mm in diameter with conspicuous membranaceous margin
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 16-17 µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of ridges about 0.5 µm wide, forming an areolate reticulum with 6-9 meshes/diameter. The ridges are often discontinuous and then forming an incomplete reticulum.
Host: Ditrichum flexicaule
Distribution: Czech Republic (Janošík unpublished), Germany, Sweden, USA (Alaska, New York)

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987a. Beiträge zur Taxonomie der Gattung Lamprospora (Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53: 195-271.
  • 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.
  • Eckstein, J., Eckstein G., Frauenberger, H. & Wieschollek, D. 2020. Erste Checkliste der Moosbecherlinge Thüringens. - Boletus 41: 51-64.
  • 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
Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores
1: Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores in water, Germany, Thuringia, Pinsenberg near Krölpa, leg. Jochen Girwert, 2013-10-11 2: Lamprospora ditrichi, ascospores SEM image, Germany, Thuringia, Pinsenberg near Krölpa, leg. Jochen Girwert, 2013-10-11

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