By Döbbeler P., Linde J., Rubio E.
Vol. 10 (2) – 22 April 2018
Bryocentria octosporelloides Döbbeler, J. Linde & E. Rubio (Bionectriaceae, Hypocreales) is proposed as a new species. It infects the foliose, bark-inhabiting liverwort Cololejeunea minutissima (Lejeuneaceae, Porellales). The species is morphologically characterized by its superficial perithecia, one-celled ascospores and intracellular haustoria, and ecologically characterized by exhibiting biotrophic parasitism. It is recorded from one locality in Asturias in Northern Spain
During field work in Asturias, in Northern Spain, many hundreds of small Octosporella-like ascomata were detected on a tiny, bark-inhabiting, healthy-looking liverwort. Closer examination revealed that the parasite belongs to […]