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Octospora Hedw. (a genus of discomycetes)

Date: 20 September 2001
OS grid ref: SU91
Lat/Lon: 50° 50' N, 0° 40' W
Location: Vice County: West Sussex, VC13, England
Voucher: 20/09/2001[E]
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Stage or state: Fruitbody
Record Summary: amongst moss in wheel rut
Associated organism: small Dicranales
Identification Notes: Marginal hairs: abundant, hyaline, 13-17µm diam, clavate, septate.
Asci: 8-spored, apex not blued in Melzer's Iodine.
Paraphyses: knobbed, tips ≤7.5µm diam, orange, green in Melzer's Iodine.
Ascospores: with two oil drops, 12/6.5µm (immature?), fusiform or elliptic.

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