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Lamprospora norvegica Benkert, Aas, R. Kristiansen
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 57(2): 196 (1991)

Type: Norway, 'Sogn og Fjordane: Luster: Fåbergstølsgrandane on silt and fine sand in the inundation zone in Pohlia filum community', 1988-Aug-23, OIav Aas (holotype BG).

Lamprospora norvegica Lamprospora norvegica
1: Lamprospora norvegica, apothecia, Switzerland, Steingletscher, leg. M. Vega 2018-Aug-26 2: Lamprospora norvegica, ascus with ascospores in water, Switzerland, Steingletscher, leg. J. Eckstein 2020-Aug-10
Apothecia: 0.7-1.0(1.5) mm broad, shallow cupulate to turbinate, with a membranaceous, fringed margin, hymenium orange
Asci: 235-280 x 16-23 µm, 8-spored, with spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose to slightly subglobose, (12)13-14(15) µm in diameter or 13-14 x 12-13 µm, ornamentation consisting of curved ridges 0.3-0.7 (-1.0) µm broad forming an alveolate reticulum of the Seaveri-type with 8-12 meshes per diameter
Host: probably Pohlia filum
Habitat: on soil, roadsides, gravel banks
Distribution: Norway, Svalbard

References:
  • Benkert, D., Aas, O. & Kristiansen, R. 1991. Lamprospora norvegica spec. nov. (Ascomycetes, Pezizales). - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 57: 195-200. PDF
  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.
Images:
Lamprospora norvegica Lamprospora norvegica
3: Lamprospora norvegica, ascus with ascospores stained in cotton blue, Norway, Hordaland, Finse, leg. R. Kristiansen 2006-Aug-24 (RK06.29) 4: Lamprospora norvegica, SEM image of ascospore, Norway, image by Roy Kristiansen
Lamprospora norvegica
5: Lamprospora norvegica, SEM image of ascospore, Norway, image by Roy Kristiansen

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