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Lamprospora paechnatzii Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53(2): 237 (1987)

Apothecia: 1-2 mm in diameter with membranaceous margin, hymenium yellow to pale-orange
Asci: 200-250 x 17-20 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 13-16 µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of S-shaped ridges 0.5-1 µm wide and 0.5-1 µm high, attenuate at the ends, the relatively short ridges are irregular scattared across the spore surface and do not form a reticulum
Host: Bryum spec.
Distribution: rare in Germany (BB) also known from Czech Republic, Spain

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.
  • 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.
  • Rubio, E., Suárez, A. & Miranda, M. A. 2002. Estudios preliminares sobre los generos Lamporspora de Natais y Ramsbottomia W. D. Buckley (Ascomycetes, Pezizales) en Asturias. - Bol. Soc. Micol. Madrid 26: 61-82.
  • 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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