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Octospora gemmicola var. tetraspora Benkert
Östereichische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde 7: 50 (1998)
Octospora gemmicola  var. tetraspora, apothecia Octospora gemmicola var. tetraspora, ascus with ascospores
1: Octospora gemmicola var. tetraspora, apothecia. Image by Dirk Wieschollek. 2: Octospora gemmicola var. tetraspora, ascus with ascospores. Image by Dirk Wieschollek.
Apothecia: (0.5-)1-2 mm in diameter, plane to cupulate with a weak membeanaceous margin, hymenium orange
Paraphyses: apically slightly curved
Asci: 120-210 x 13-19(-22) µm, 4-spored, spores uni- to biseriate
Ascospores: ellipsoid to narrowly ellipsoid, (21-)22-26(-30) x (9-)9.5-10.5(-13) µm,smooth, one to three large and several small oil droplets
Hosts: Bryum klinggraeffii and other members of the Bryum erythrocarpum-complex
Infectious structures: infects rhizoids, rhizoidal tubers and stem
Habitat: in open habitats on disturbed soil with pioneer bryophytes, often at riversides and lake-shores
Distribution: scatterd in Germany (BW, BY, BB, HE, SN, ST, TH) also known from Austria, Switzerland

References:
  • Benkert, D. 1998c. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 8. Viersporige Taxa der Gattung Octospora. - Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde. [New series] 7: 39-63. 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.
  • Wieschollek, D. 2013. Octospora gemmicola var. tetraspora Benkert - ein viersporiger Moosbecherling neu für Sachsen-Anhalt. - Boletus 34: 67-71.

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