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

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: Slovakia
Notes: It belongs to section Wrightoideae.


References:
  • Benkert, D. 1998a. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 6. Wrightoideae, eine neue Sektion der Gattung Octospora. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64: 17-40.
  • 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)].

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