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Octospora canariensis Benkert
Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pilze Mitteleuropas 11: 37 (1997)

Apothecia: up to 1 mm in diameter, with conspicuous membranaceous margin, hymenium pink to reddish
Asci: cylindric, 200-250 x 13-18 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate rarely biseriate
Ascospores: broadly ellipsoid to ovoid, (13-)14-16(-17) x (9-)10-11(-12) µm, ornamentation consisting of dense, irregular ridges forming an irregular reticulum, one oil droplet of 7-10 µm in diameter
Hosts: Didymodon vinealis
Infectious structures: infects the rhizoids, induces galls of 30-50 µm in diameter
Habitat: on soil with pioneer mosses
Distribution: Canary Islands

  • Benkert, D. 1997. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 5. Neue Arten der Gattung Octospora. - Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pilze Mitteleuropas 11: 35-42.

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