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Descriptions of and comments on some species of Octospora and Kotlabaea (Pezizales, Humariaceae)

Khare, K.B.

Nova Hedwigia Band 77 Heft 3-4 (2003), p. 445 - 485

published: Nov 1, 2003

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2003/0077-0445

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Abstract

After examining type or authentic specimens, the author provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of twenty species of Octospora. These are: O. purpurea, O. plumbeo-atra, O. indica, O. orthotrichi, O. kanousae, O. wrightii, O. insignispora, O. leucolomoides, O. humosa, O. peckii, O. musci-muralis, O. tetraspora, O. rubens, O. semiimmersa, O. subhepatica, O. euchroa, O. limbata, O. waterstonii, O. phyllogena, and O. convexula. Comments on seven further species, O. pumilata, O. moravecii, O. ithacaënsis, O. collinata, O. insolita, O. leucoloma, and O. decalvata are provided. Twenty eight species of Octospora are keyed out. Kotlabaea differs from Octospora in having ellipsoid, eguttulate ascospores and being non-byrophilic. Kotlabaea deformis, K. spaniosa, and K. alutacea, the latter 2 newly combined, are described and commented.

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bryophilicdiscomycetestaxonomyascomycetes