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Octospora texensis Benkert
Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64(1): 28 (1998)

Apothecia: to 1.2 mm in diameter, with membranaceous margin appaering broadly dentate
Asci: 200 x 16-19 µm, 8-spored, spores uniseriate
Ascospores: broadly ellipsoid, 16-18 x (12.5-)13-14(-15) µm, ornamentation consisting of isolated, rounded warts
Host: Schwetschkeopsis fabronia
Infectious structures: induces galls on the apical cell of rhizoids, the surface of the galls is completely coverd with thick-walled hyphae
Habitat: apothecia growing directly on the host mosses which grow epiphytic on trees
Distribution: United States (Texas)

  • Benkert, D. 1998a. Beiträge zur Kenntnis bryophiler Pezizales-Arten. 6. Wrightoideae, eine neue Sektion der Gattung Octospora. - Zeitschrift für Mykologie 64: 17-40.
  • Dissing, H. & Sivertsen, S. 1983a. Operculate Discomycetes from Rana (Norway) 4. Octospora hygrohypnophila, Peziza prosthetica und Scutellinia mirabilis spp. nov. - Nordic Journal of Botany 3: 415-421.

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