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Lamprospora seaveri Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53(2): 241 (1987)

Lamprospora seaveri Lamprospora seaveri, ascospores stained with cotton-blue
1: Lamprospora seaveri, apothecia within turf of Ceratodon purpureus, Germany, Thuringia, leg. Jan Eckstein 2015-12-19 2: Lamprospora seaveri, ascospores stained with cotton-blue, Germany, NW, leg. Ralf Dahlheuser 2014-01-18
Apothecia: 1-4 mm in diameter with small membranaceous margin, hymenium orange
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, (13-)14-16(-17) µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of curved ridges 0.5-1 µm broad, forming an alveolate reticulum of the Seaveri-type (Benkert 1987)
Hosts: Bryum dichotomum, Bryum ssp. and Ceratodon purpureus
Infectious structures: infects rhizoids
Habitat: in open habitats on soil with pioneer-mosses
Distribution: common in Germany (BY, BE, BB, MV, NI, SN, ST, TH) also known from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway, Svalbard, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States as well as Central Asia

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.
  • Brouwer, E. 1999. Mosschijfjes (Lamprospora en Octospora): voorkomen en verspeiding in Nederland. - Coolia 42: 2-20.
  • 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.
  • Eckstein, J. & Eckstein, G. 2009. Bryoparasitische Pezizales (Ascomycetes) der Gattungen Lamprospora, Octospora und Neottiella im Alten Botanischen Garten von Göttingen. - Herzogia 22: 213-228. PDF (abstract only)
  • Engel, H. & Hanff, B. 1987. In Nordwestoberfranken und seinen angrenzenden Gebieten (Unterfranken) gefundene Arten der Gattungen Lamprospora De Notaris und Ramsbottomia W. D. Buckley emend. D. Benkert u. T. Schumacher. - Die Pilzflora Nordwestoberfrankens 11/A: 3-31.
  • Krieglsteiner, L. 2004. Pilze im Biosphären-Reservat Rhön und ihre Einbindung in die Vegetation. - Regensburger Mykologische Schriften 12: 1-770.
  • Schubert, H. 2012b. Gestapelte Pilz-Innereien Teil 4: Discomyceten. Der Tintling 79: 57-66.
  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.
  • 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
  • Wieschollek, D., Lindemann, U. 2009. Wohnhaft Halde Hoheward. Lamprospora seaveri und Bryoscyphus dicrani - zwei moosliebende Discomyceten neu im Ruhrgebiet. - Der Tintling 2/2009: 43-48.
Images:
Lamprospora seaveri, apothecium between shoots of Bryum dichotomum Lamprospora seaveri, ascus with ascospores
3: Lamprospora seaveri, apothecium between shoots of Bryum dichotomum, Germany, Lower Saxony, Göttingen, leg. Jan Eckstein 2007-09-17 4: Lamprospora seaveri, SEM-image of ascospore, Germany, NW, leg. Ralf Dahlheuser 2014-01-18ascus with ascospores
Lamprospora seaveri, ascus with ascospores Lamprospora seaveri, ascus with ascospores
5: Lamprospora seaveri, ascus with ascospores 6: Lamprospora seaveri, ascus with ascospores

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