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Octospora svrcekii Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64(1): 26 (1998)

Type: Slovakia, 'Flora slovaca. Slovakia orientalis: Montes Slovenský Kras: in valle 'Zadielská dolina' prope Turňa nad Bodvou. Loco muscoso.' 1961-Jul-06 J. Kubička (holotype PRM 616314, as Lamprospora cf lutziana Boud.)
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1: Octospora svrcekii, apothecia between shoots of Cratoneuron filicinum, Croatia, Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje Nature Park, leg. N. Matočec, I. Kušan and Z. Egertová 2018-May-20, image by Z. Sochorová 2: Octospora svrcekii, ascus with ascospores stained with cotton blue, Albania, Rragam, Prokletije Mts., Valbona, leg. P. Erzberger 2014-Jul-08
Apothecia: 1-3 mm in diameter, hymenium brown-orange
Asci: 200-250 x 17-20(-24) µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, 14-16 x 13-15 µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, rounded warts
Host: Cratoneuron filicinum
Infectious structures: induces galls on the apical cell of rhizoids, the surface of the galls is completely coverd with thick-walled hyphae
Habitat: on mats of Cratoneuron filicinum, on wet, base-rich soil and stones
Distribution: Albania, Austria, Croatia, France, Slovakia, Spain
Notes: It belongs to section Wrightoideae.

  • Benkert, D. 1998a. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 6. Wrightoideae, eine neue Sektion der Gattung Octospora. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64: 17-40.
  • Janošík, L., Sochorová, Z., Eckstein, J., Vega, M. & Koukol, O. 2023. Ascospore morphology of bryophilous Pezizales is closely associated with the place of infection and host ecology. - Fungal Ecology 61: 101200. DOI
  • Kubička, J. 1972. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Mykoflora des Tales Zadielská dolina in dem südslowakischen Karstgebiet. I. Lamprospora lutziana Boud. - Česká Mykologie 26: 37-42. [This collection was later revised and described as new species, Octospora svrcekii, by D. Benkert (1998a)].
  • Sochorová, Z., Matočcec, N., Kušan, I., Janošík, L., Eckstein, J., Vega, M., Mešic, A., Sedlářová, M., Martínez-Gil, R. & Sochor, M. 2020. Amended description of the rarely reported bryophilous ascomycete Octospora svrcekii (Pyronemataceae) with notes on the phylogeny of the section Wrightoideae. - Phytotaxa 475: 1-17.
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3: Octospora svrcekii, infection inducing spherical galls on the rhizoids, Albania, Rragam, Prokletije Mts., Valbona, leg. P. Erzberger 2014-Jul-08 4: Octospora svrcekii, SEM image of ascospores, Albania, Rragam, Prokletije Mts., Valbona, leg. P. Erzberger 2014-Jul-08

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