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Lamprospora spitsbergensis T. Schumach.
Sydowia 45(2): 334 (1993)

Apothecia: 0.5-2 mm in diameter with fimbriate, dentate, membranaceous margin, hymenium yellow-orange to orange
Asci: 180-220 x 19-22 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, 13.8-15.5 µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of ridges 0.4-1.5 µm broad and 0.3-0.5 µm high forming a small-meshed reticulum with > 10 meshes/diameter, the meshes are conspicuously uneven-sized
Host: probably Pohlia spec.
Habitat: on saline soil in a seashore estuary of a large glacial river
Distribution: Svalbard

  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.

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