Sphaerosoma trispora, an unusual species in the Pezizaceae (Pezizales) from Australasia
By Catcheside P.S., Catcheside D.E.A.

Vol. 11 (6) – 24 December 2019

doi: 10.25664/art-0277

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Abstract: Sphaerosoma trispora, an unusual, three-spored species in the Ascomycota (Pezizales, Pezizaceae) from Australasia is described and illustrated. Collections of the taxon are discussed, its phylogenetic relationships presented and questions raised about micro-morphological adaptations, methods of spore release and its ecology and biology


Sphaerosoma trispora McLennan & Cookson is a small to medium-sized black disc fungus known only from Australia and New Zealand (Atlas of Living Australia {ALA}). The species is unusual in having large (to ~70 μm diameter) spores with a distinctive double reticulum and only three spores in most asci […]