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Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 53(2): 244 (1987)

Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, apothecia Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, asci with ascospores
1: Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, apothecium with Syntrichia calcicola 2: Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, asci with ascospores, stained with lactophenol-cotton-blue, Germany, Hesse, leg. Jan Eckstein 2013-10-26
Apothecia: 2-4 mm in diameter with broad membranaceous margin, hymenium orange to red
Asci: 230-310 x 18-28 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, (15-)16-19(-21) µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of ridges 0.5-1(-1.5) µm broad, forming an alveolate reticulum with 8-12 meshes/diameter
Hosts: Syntrichia ruralis agg.
Infectious structures: infects rhizoids
Habitat: in open habitats on soil or on stones with thin soil layer
Distribution: rare in Germany (BY, HE, MV, RP) also known from Czech Republic, The Netherlands, France, Sweden

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.
  • 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. 1991. Clé de détermination du genre Octospora et des genres voisins. - Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle du Doubs 84: 9-24.
  • Döbbeler, P. 1979. Untersuchungen an moosparasitischen Pezizales aus der Verwandtschaft von Octospora. - Nova Hedwigia 31: 817-864.
  • Kristiansen, R. 1999. Miniatyrbegersopper i Ostfold. - Natur i Ostfold 18: 93-108.
  • Kristiansen, R. 2006. Miniatyrbegersopper nye for Norge. - Agarica 26: 69-77.
  • Schumacher, T. K. 1993. Studies in arctic and alpine Lamprospora species. - Sydowia 45: 307-337.
Images:
Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, apothecia Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, asci with ascospores
3: Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, apothecia with Syntrichia calcicola, Germany, Hesse, leg. Jan Eckstein 2013-10-26 4: Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, asci with ascospores, stained with lactophenol-cotton-blue, Germany, Hesse, leg. Jan Eckstein 2013-10-26
Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis
5: Lamprospora tortulae-ruralis, SEM image of ascospore, Germany, Hesse, leg. Jan Eckstein 2013-10-26

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