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

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.

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