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Lamprospora retispora (Itzerott & Thate) T. Schumach.
Norsk Polarinst. Skrift. 185: 61 (1986)

Lamprospora retispora, apothecia with Ephemerum minuitissimum Lamprospora retispora, spores
1: Lamprospora retispora, apothecium between shoots of Syntrichia calcicola, Germany, Hesse, leg. J. Eckstein no. 27738, 2012-12-30 2: Lamprospora retispora, ascospores stained with lactophenol-cotton-blue, Germany, Hesse, leg. J. Eckstein no. 27738, 2012-12-30
Apothecia: 1-4 mm in diameter with prominent membranaceous margin, hymenium orange-red
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: subglobose to broadly ellipsoid, 17-21 x 14-16(-17) µm, ornamentation consisting of ridges about 0.5 µm wide, forming an ± regular, areolate reticulum with 8-12 meshes/diameter
Host: Syntrichia ruralis, Syntrichia virescens, Syntrichia spec.
Habitat: on soil or stones with mosses, often near rivers
Distribution: scatterd in Germany (BW, BE, BB, MV, RP, ST) also known from The Netherlands and Antarctica (South-Orkney Islands, Bouvet Islands)

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.
  • Benkert, D. & Brouwer, E. 2004. New species of Octospora and some further remarkable bryoparasitic Pezizales from the Netherlands. - Persoonia 18: 381-391.
  • Brouwer, E. 1999. Mosschijfjes (Lamprospora en Octospora): voorkomen en verspeiding in Nederland. - Coolia 42: 2-20.
  • Caillet, M. & Moyne, G. 1987a. Contribution a l'étude du genre Octospora Hedw. ex S.F. Gray (Pezizales), Espèces à spores elliptiques ou fusiformes. - Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France 103: 179-226.
  • 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.
  • Itzerott, H. & Thate, R. 1974. A new species of Octospora (Humariaceae). - Kew Bulletin 29: 506.
  • Pegler, D. N., Spooner, B. M. & Lewis Smith, R. I. 1980. Higher fungi of Antarctica, the subantarctic zone and Falkland Islands. - Kew Bulletin 35: 499-562. [ut Lamporspora miniatopsis]
  • Schumacher, T. 1986. Lamprospora miniatopsis Spooner, a bryophilous discomycete from Bouvetøya. - Norsk Polarinstitutt Skrifter 185: 61-64. [ut L. miniatopsis] PDF
  • Schubert, H. 2012a. Seltene Becherlinge aus dem Harz. Teil 2: Lamprospora. - Der Tintling 78: 19-23.
Images:
Lamprospora retispora
3: Lamprospora retispora, SEM-image of ascospore, Germany, Hesse, leg. J. Eckstein no. 27738, 2012-12-30

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