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Octospora cashii (Gamundi) Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64(1): 35 (1998)

Basionym: Lamprospora cashii Gamundi, Bol. Soc. Arg. Bot. 15: 89 (1973)
Apothecia: 1-2.5 mm in diameter, with conspicuous membranaceous margin, hymenium slightly convex, deep-orange
Paraphyses: thick walled and stiff, apically narrowed
Asci: 260-420 x 19-29 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: broadly ellipsoid to subglobos, 18-22 x 16-19 µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, warts with rounded or conical ends, 0.7-1.2/-1.5) µm broad and 0.7-1.2(-2) µm high
Host: probably a liverwort of the order Metzgeriales
Infectious structures: unknown
Habitat: apothecia growing on liverworts
Distribution: Argentina, Chile

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1998a. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 6. Wrightoideae, eine neue Sektion der Gattung Octospora. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64: 17-40.
  • Gamundí, I. J. 1973. Discomycetes de Tierra del Fuego II. Especies nuevas de Humariaceae. - Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 15: 85-92.

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