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Lamprospora leptodictya Dissing
Mycologia 73: 263 (1981)

Apothecia: 0.8-1.8 mm in diameter with conspicous membranaceous margin, hymenium orange
Asci: 330-370 x 18-22 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: subglobose, 15-17 x 13-15.5 µm, ornamentation consisting of curved, partly anastomosing ridges 0.5-0.9 µm wide, with acuminate, blunt ends. The ridges are mostly short with many blunt ends and rarely unite into a reticulate pattern.
Host: unknown, possibly Bryum spec.
Habitat: in arctic-alpine habitats, on soil with Angstroemia longipes, Bryum ssp. and Pohlia ssp.
Distribution: France, Greenland, Norway

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.
  • Dissing, H. 1981. Four new species of discomycetes (Pezizales) from West Greenland. - Mycologia 73: 263-273.
  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.

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