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Lamprospora tuberculatella Seaver
Mycologia 6: 15 (1914)

Lamprospora tuberculatlla Lamprospora tuberculatella
1: Lamprospora tuberculatella, apothecium, Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, leg. Jan Eckstein 2009-09-28 2: Lamprospora tuberculatella, ascus with ascospores stained with cotton-blue, Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, leg. Jan Eckstein 2014-09-25
Apothecia: very small, 0.3-1 mm, pulvinate, hemisheric, without membranaceous margin, hymenium orange to yellowish-orange
Asci: 210–280 x 16–23(26) µm, 8-spored, uniseriate
Ascospores: globose, inclusive ornamentation (14-)15-18(-21) µm, exclusive ornamentation 13-16(-19) µm in diameter, ornamentation consisting of isolated warts (0.5-)1-3(-3) µm broad and high, hollow within, on the spore surface the warts are sometimes connected by low ridges (almost only visible in SEM-images)
Host: Didymodon vinealis, Ephemerum megalosporum, Weissia controversa
Infectious structures: infects the rhizoids
Habitat: on soil with pioneer mosses
Distribution: Australia, Austria, France, Germany (ST), Hungary, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, United States

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Lamprospora tuberculatella
3: Lamprospora tuberculatella, SEM-image of ascospore, Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, leg. Jan Eckstein 2011-09-29

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