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Octospora fissidentis Benkert & Brouwer
Persoonia 18: 383 (2004)

Octosproa fissidentis, apothecia with Fissidens bryoides
1: Octospora fissidentis, apothecia between shoots of Fissidens bryoides. Image by Emiel Brouwer.
Apothecia: 0.2-0.6(-1.5) mm in diameter, discoid, margin smooth or sometimes slightly crenulated, hymenium flesh-coloured or lilaceous pink, outside paler
Asci: cylindric, 170-210 x 13-16 µm, 8-spored, spores uni- or biseriate
Ascospores: ellipsoid to narrowly ellipsoid, 17-21 x 9-10.5(-11) µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, rounded or rarely elongated warts of 0.5-1-0 µm, sometimes a few warts conspicuously larger, mostly with one oil droplet of 6-9 µm, sometimes with two droplet of 4-6 µm in diameter
Host: Fissidens bryoides
Infectious structures: infects the rhizoids
Habitat: at shaded, damp sites, on clay
Distribution: Germany, Italy, The Netherlands


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