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Octospora erzbergeri Benkert
Östereichische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde 15: 1 (2006)

Type: Serbia, 'Đerdap-Nationalpark, am Weg vom Donautal zum Haus Ploca, in Moosrasen auf der Rinde von Corylus colnura L., ca. 354 m s.m.', 2004-Jul-14, P. Erzberger (holotype B 70 0011773)
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1: Octospora erzbergeri, apothecium on Pseudoleskeella nervosa, Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10 2: Octospora erzbergeri, ascus with ascospores stained with cottol blue, Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10
Apothecia: up to 1.2 mm in diameter, yellowish to pale-orange, margin with dense, hyaline hairs, hairs to 320 µm long, 4-7 µm broad
Asci: cylindric, 160-180 x 15-17 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, 13-15(-15.5) x 11-13(-14) µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, rounded warts, with one oil droplet 8-9 µm in diameter
Host: Pseudoleskeella nervosa
Infectious structures: induces galls on the rhizoids, galls coverd with thick-walled hyphae
Habitat: in mats of Pseudoleskeella nervosa on the bark of trees, on rotten tree trunks or on dolomite rock outcrops
Distribution: Austria (Janošík unpublished), Czech Republik, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia (Janošík unpublished)
Notes: belongs to section Wrightoideae


References:
  • Benkert, D. 2006. Octospora erzbergeri (Pezizales, Ascomycetes), eine neue Art aus Serbien-Montenegro. - Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde 15: 1-6.
  • Benkert, D. 2007. Zur Kenntnis des Vorkommens bryophiler Pezizales (Ascomycota) in Südost-Europa. - Mycologia Montenegrina 10: 7-21.
  • Németh, C. 2017. Octospora erzbergeri (Pyronemataceae), a bryophilous ascomycete in Hungary. – Studia botanica hungarica 48(1): 105–123.
Images:
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3: Octospora erzbergeri, hairs of apothecia margin, Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10 4: Octospora erzbergeri, ascus with ascospores in water, Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10

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