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Lamprospora feurichiana (Kirschst.) Benkert
Feddes Repertorium 17: 639 (1976)

Basionuym: Barlaeina feurichiana Kirschst., Annls mycol. 33(3/4): 205 (1935)
Type: Germany, 'Auf Sand zwischen Moosen. Göda in Sachsen', 1925-Oct-27, G. Feurich (holotype lost?, isotype DR)
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1: Lamprospora feurichiana, apothecia between shoots of Ceratodon purpureus, Germany, Harzungen, J. Eckstein 2020-Nov-20 2: Lamprospora feurichiana, ascus with ascospores in water, Germany, Harzungen, J. Eckstein 2020-Nov-20
Apothecia: (0.5-)1-2 mm in diameter, with membranaceous margin, hymenium orange to orange-red
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 15-17 µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of ridges 0.5-1 µm wide and 0.5-1 µm high, forming a ± regular areolate reticulum with 3-6(-8) meshes/diameter
Host: Ceratodon purpureus
Habitat: on soil with pioneer mosses
Distribution: scattered in Germany (BY, BE, BB, NW, SN, SH, TH), also known from Austria, Canary Islands (Tenerife, Janošík unpublished), Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Montenegro (Janošík unpublished), Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Note: It ist very similar to L. kristiansenii and the differences of these two species are not yet fully resolved. The spores seem to be slightly samller with 15–17 µm compared with 16-18 µm including ornamentation in L. kristiansenii. In contrast to Benkert (2009) the concept of L. feurichiana should be restricted to collections on C. purpureus and similar specimens growing on other mosses most likely represent other species (Egertová et al. 2018).

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987a. Beiträge zur Taxonomie der Gattung Lamprospora (Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53: 195-271.
  • Benkert, D. 1995. Becherlinge als Moosparasiten. - Boletus 19: 97-127.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Egertová, Z., Eckstein, J., Sochor, M. & Vega, M. 2018. Lamprospora sylvatica (Pyronemataceae), a new bryophilous ascomycete on Dicranum montanum. - Phytotaxa 357: 17-29.
  • Engel, H. & Hanff, B. 1987. In Nordwestoberfranken und seinen angrenzenden Gebieten (Unterfranken) gefundene Arten der Gattungen Lamprospora De Notaris und Ramsbottomia W. D. Buckley emend. D. Benkert u. T. Schumacher. - Die Pilzflora Nordwestoberfrankens 11/A: 3-31.
  • Kirschstein, W. 1935. Neue und seltene Ascomyceten. - Annales Mycologici 33: 202-229. PDF
  • Krieglsteiner, L. 2004. Pilze im Biosphären-Reservat Rhön und ihre Einbindung in die Vegetation. - Regensburger Mykologische Schriften 12: 1-770.
  • 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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3: Lamprospora feurichiana, asci with ascospores in water, Germany, isotype 4: Lamprospora feurichiana, ascosprore SEM image, Germany, isotype

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