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Lamprospora ecksteinii Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 75(1): 52 (2009)

Lamprospora ecksteinii, apothecium Lamprospora ecksteinii, ascus with ascospores
1: Lamprospora ecksteinii, apothecium with Phascum curvicolle (host) and Acaulon casasianum 2: Lamprospora ecksteinii, ascus with ascospores
Apothecia: 0.5-1.5 mm in diameter with conspicuous membranaceous margin, hymenium red
Asci: cylindric, (150-)200-300 x 16-22 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: slighly subglobose, 14-15(-16) x 13-14.5 µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, rounded warts c. 1 µm in diameter and up to 1 µm high, sometimes warts confluent forming short ridges, with one large droplet
Host: Phascum curvicolle
Infectious structures: infects the rhizoids
Habitat: on soil with pioneer mosses, at warm, sun-exposed sites
Distribution: very rare in Germany (HE, ST, TH)


References:
  • 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.
  • Schubert, H. 2012a. Seltene Becherlinge aus dem Harz. Teil 2: Lamprospora. - Der Tintling 78: 19-23.
Images:
Lamprospora ecksteinii, ascus with ascospores
3: Lamprospora ecksteinii, ascus with ascospores stained with lactophenol-cotton-blue

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