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Octosporella perforata (Döbbeler) Döbbeler
Nova Hedwigia 31(4): 828 (1980)
MycoBank: MB 113662

Basionym: Pseudonectria perforata Döbbeler, Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. Münch. 14: 100 (1978)
Type: 'Italien, Süd-Tirol, Bozener Prophyrplateau, kurz östlich Leifers bei Bozen am Weg zum Obersteiner Hof', alt. 300-350 m, 19 Oct 1975, H. Hertel & P. Döbbeler (holotype Dö 2246, GZU)
Octosporella perforata Octosporella perforata
1: Octosporella perforata, apothecia on shoot of Porella spec., Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10 2: Octosporella perforata, ascus with ascospores in water, Czech Republik, Špraněk, leg. Z. Egertová 2016-Dez-10
Apothecia: peritheciod, 300-500 x 220-430 µm, ovoid, dry orange, wet light yellowish, outside with stiff hairs to 150(-400) µm long, 8-11 µm wide near the base, attenuated to 3-7 µm in upper part
Paraphyses: filiform, uniformly 1.5-2 µm wide, rarely branched
Asci: narrowly cylindric, 100-125 x 12-22 µm, eight-spored
Ascospores: ellipsoid, (17-)20-24(-27) x 10-13 µm, with rounded ends, hyalin, with one large droplet, mature spores finely verrucose
Host: Porella sp.
Infectious structures: appressoria 18-28 x 12-20 µm, spherical to ellipsoid with a short beak, thick walled, with a short 1-2-celled stipe
Habitat: on the liverwort Porella
Distribution: Austria, Czech Republik, France, Italy, Slovakia (Janošík unpublished)

References:
  • Döbbeler, P. 1978. Moosbewohnende Ascomyceten I. die pyrenocarpen, den Gametophyten besiedelnde Arten. - Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 14: 1–360. PDF
  • Döbbeler, P. 1980. Untersuchungen an moosparasitischen Pezizales aus der Verwandtschaft von Octospora. - Nova Hedwigia 31: 817-864.
  • Moyne, G., Moingeon, J. M. & Chaillet, P. 2011. Sympathiques hépatiques (1) ou quelques espèces du genre Octosporella. - Bull. Féd. Myc. Est 9: 37-43.
  • Yao, Y. J., Spooner, B. M. & Læssøe, T. 2006. Octosporella fusispora sp. nov. (Pezizales), with a key to the species of the genus. - Nova Hedwigia 82: 483–487.

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