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Neottiella albocincta (Berk. & M. A. Curtis) Sacc.
Syll. fung. (Abellini) 8: 190 (1889)

Basionym: Peziza albocincta Berk. & M. A. Curtis, in Berkeley, Grevillea 3(no. 28): 154 (1875)
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Neottiella albocincta, apothecium between shoots of Atrichum undulatum Neottiella albocincta, ascus with ascospores
1: Neottiella albocincta, apothecium between shoots of Atrichum undulatum 2: Neottiella albocincta, ascus with ascospores
Apothecia: 1-6 mm broad, funnel-shaped to turbinate, with a stem-like base to 4 mm long, hymenium first concave later flat, orange, margin with a rim of dense hairs to 0,5 mm long
Asci: 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: ellipsoid, 19-23(-24) x (11-)12-14 µm, ornamentation consisting of ridges 0.3-1 µm broad forming an more or less regular reticulum. The ridges are often discontinuous to various degrees. In extreme cases the ridges can be reduced to isolated warts.
Host: Atrichum undulatum
Infectious structures: induces galls on the rhizoids covered by hyphae
Habitat: on disturbed soil, in somewhat shaded habitats, in Germany often found in parks and graveyards
Distribution: rare in Germany (BE, BB, BY, HH, NW, SH, SN, TH) also known from Australia, Czech Republic, France, The Netherlands, Ukrainia

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1987c. Neottiella atrichi (= N. catharinaea) in Europa. - Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pilze Mitteleuropas 3: 407-411.
  • Benkert, D. 1994b. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 2. Die Identität von Peziza albo-cincta Berk. & Curt. - Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pilze Mitteleuropas 9: 131-138.
  • Benkert, D. 1998d. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales - Arten. 8. Neottiella megapolitana spec. nov. und einige weitere bemerkenswerte Neottiella-Funde aus Nordostdeutschland. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64: 153-161. PDF
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eckstein, J., Eckstein, G. & Vega, M. 2014. Bemerkenswerte Funde bryoparasitischer Pezizales (Ascomycota) aus Deutschland II. - Boletus 35: 17-25. abstract
  • McLennan, E. & Halsey, F. 1936. Additions to the Australian ascomycetes, III. - Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria New Series 49: 51-61, plate II.
  • Rifai, M. A. 1968. The Australian Pezizales in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. - Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen Afdeling Natuurkunde Tweede Reeks 57 (3): 1-295. [ut Leucoscypha catharinaea]

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