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Octospora guestfaliensis Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 75(1): 55 (2009)

Apothecia: 0.5-0.8 mm in diameter, without membranaceous margin, hymenium plane, yellow, outside of apothecium covered with thickwalled hyphae about 7 µm thick
Paraphyses: apically slightly curved
Asci: cylindric, 200 x 15-20 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: ellipsoid to slightly fusiform, 20-22.5 x 11.5-13 µm, smooth, with two large oil droplets 6-10 µm in diameter
Host: Tortella tortuosa
Infectious structures: infects rhizoids and leafs, appressoria 25-40 µm long
Habitat: in cushions of Tortella tortuosa, at shaded, base-rich sites
Distribution: very rare in Germany (NW), so far only known from the type-locality

  • 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.

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