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Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta (Dennis & Itzerott) Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 75(1):64 (2009)

Basionym: Octospora neglecta Dennis & Itzerott, Kew Bull. 28(1): 16 (1973)

Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta
1: Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta, apothecia in tuft of Schistidium. Image by Jan Gaisler. 2: Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta, free ascospores. Image by Jan Gaisler.
Apothecia: to 5 mm, orange-red, with conspicous membranaceous margin
Paraphyses: apically curved
Asci: cylindrical, 8-spored, spores biseriate
Spores: ellipsoid to subcylindrical with broadly rounded ends, 19-25 x 9-11(12) µm, smooth, with one or two large oil droplets
Host: Schistidium
Habitat: on stone (mostly limestone) and mortar walls in tufts of Schistidium
Distribution: scatterd in Germany (BW, BY, RP) also known from many European countries and North America
Note: This species is very similar to O. musci-muralis but has slighly smaller ascospores and parasites on Schistidium rather than Grimmia.

 

References:
  • 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.
  • Caillet, M. & Moyne, G. 1987a. Contribution a l'étude du genre Octospora Hedw. ex S.F. Gray (Pezizales), Espèces à spores elliptiques ou fusiformes. - Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France 103: 179-226. [ut Octospora neglecta]
  • Caillet, M. & Moyne, G. 1991. Clé de détermination du genre Octospora et des genres voisins. - Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle du Doubs 84: 9-24. [ut Octospora neglecta]
  • Dennis, R. W. G. & Itzerott, H. 1973. Octospora and Inermisia in Western Europe. - Kew Bulletin 28: 5-23.
  • Engel, H. & Hanff, B. 1985. In Nordwestoberfranken gefundene Arten der Gattung Octospora Hedwig ex S. F. Gray. - Die Pilzflora Nordwestoberfrankens 9/A: 3-20.
  • Itzerott, H. 1981. Die Gattung Octospora mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Pfälzer Arten. - Nova Hedwigia 34: 265-280.
  • Rubio, E., Suárez, A. & Miranda, M. A. 2000. El genero Octospora Hedw.:S.F. Gray (Ascomycetes, Pezizales) en Asturias y Leon. - Bol. Soc. Micol. Madrid 25: 111-126.
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Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta
3: Octospora musci-muralis var. neglecta, asci and paraphyses. Image by Jan Gaisler
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