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Lamprospora faroensis Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53(2): 222 (1987)

Lamprospora faroensis, apothecia between shoots of Ceratodon purpureus Lamprospora faroensis, ascospores stained with cotto-blue
1: Lamprospora faroensis, apothecia between shoots of Ceratodon purpureus, Germany, Thuringia, leg. Günter Eckstein 2015-12-05 2: Lamprospora faroensis, ascospores stained with cotto-blue, Germany, Thuringia, leg. Günter Eckstein 2015-12-05
Apothecia: 0.5-1 mm in diameter with conspicuous membranaceous margin
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 15-17 µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of ridges 0.5-0.7 µm wide and 0.8-1.2 µm high, forming a ± regular areolate reticulum with 5-8 meshes/diameter
Host: Ceratodon purpureus
Habitat: on soil with Ceratodon purpureus, in base-poor habitats
Distribution: rare in Germany (BB, NI, TH) also known from The Netherlands, Sweden

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987a. Beiträge zur Taxonomie der Gattung Lamprospora (Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53: 195-271.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yao, Y. J. & Spooner, B. M. 1995. Notes on British species of Lamprospora and Ramsbottomia. - Mycological Research 99: 1521-1524.

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