Ascobolus viridis
Coll. NV 2017.08.19
Coll. NV 2017.08.19
© N. Van Vooren

Ascobolus viridis Currey, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 24: 154 (1863).


Basionym Ascobolus viridis Currey, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 24: 154 (1863).

Diagnosis On clay ground ; sessile, 1/2rd of an inch wide, plane or very slightly concave, of a dark dingy yellowish-green colour, externally very furfuraceous, almost tomentose ; spores elliptic-acuminate, rugoso-striate, amethyst-purple. Hanham Woods, near Bristol, Oct. 15, 1861.
The above characters may seem at first sight to differ but little from those of the common A. furfuraceus; but the very large size, dark colour, and peculiar habitat of the plant seem sufficient to separate it from that species.

Type A1958 (K) - holotypus

Ascobolus grandis Velen., Monogr. Discom. Bohem.: 367 (1934), fide Brummelen (1967).
Ascobolus striatopunctatus Boud., Icon. Mycol., ser. 1, livr. 1: 3 (1904), fide Brummelen (1967).

MycoBank 234388


Brummelen J. (van) 1967. A World-monograph of the genera Ascobolus and Saccobolus (Ascomycetes, Pezizales). Persoonia, supplement, I: 1-260.
Currey F. 1864. Notes on British Fungi. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 24: 151-160.
Paulsen M.D., Dissing H. 1979. The genus Ascobolus in Denmark. Botanisk Tidsskrift, 74 (2-3): 67-78.
Van Vooren N. 2014. Contribution à la connaissance des Pézizales (Ascomycota) de Rhône-Alpes – 1re partie. Cahiers de la FMBDS, 3: 1-148.

Classification Ascobolaceae, Ascobolus

CreatedDate 24/02/2019.

UpdatedDate 24/02/2019.

Ascobolus viridis
Collections Detail
[FR] Beaufort
La Gittaz
24/08/2013, leg. N. Van Vooren
NV 2013.08.05 
[FR] Beaufort
la Gittaz
29/08/2017, leg. N. Van Vooren
NV 2017.08.19 
[FR] Bellegarde-en-Forez
07/07/1983, leg. A. Ayel

[FR] Saint-Laurent-d'Agny
Bois Bouchat
13/05/2001, leg. N. Van Vooren

Source: FMBDS/BD N. Van Vooren
[UK] Bristol
Hanham woods
15/10/1861, leg. F. Currey
A1958 (K)
[FR] La Tour-de-Salvagny
31/05/2019, leg. N. Vega M., Van Vooren N.
NV 2019.05.09 
Source: FMBDS/BD N. Van Vooren