Dacampia engeliana (Saut.) A. Massal.

Geneac. Lich.: 22, 1854. Basionym: Sagedia engeliana Saut. in Rabenh. - Bot. Centralbl.: 406, 1846.
Synonyms: Bertia solorinae Anzi?; Pleospora engeliana (Saut.) G. Winter
Distribution: N - TAA (Brackel 2016), Lomb (Hafellner 2014, Brackel 2016), Piem (TSB 34652, Brackel 2016).
Description: Thallus not evident, not lichenized, the hyphae immersed in the thallus of Solorina saccata, discolouring its thallus. Perithecia 0.2-0.6 mm across, immersed for c. 2/3 in the thallus of the host, dark brown. Paraphyses branched-anastomosing. Asci 8-spored, narrowly clavate. Ascospores mainly 3-5-septate, brown, 18-28 x 8-11 μm, slightly constricted at the level of the central septum. Photobiont absent. Spot tests: all negative. Chemistry: no lichen substances.
Note: an arctic-alpine lichenicolous fungus growing on the thalli of Solorina, more rarely of Peltigera, near or above treeline. The infection usually suppresses the development of ascomata in the host, so that the infested thalli are often sterile.
Growth form: Lichenicolous fungus
Substrata: soil, terricolous mosses, and plant debris
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual
paras Peltigera and Solorina spp.

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Alpine belt: rare
Subalpine belt: rather rare
Oromediterranean belt: absent
Montane belt: absent
Submediterranean belt: absent
Padanian area: absent
Humid submediterranean belt: absent
Humid mediterranean belt: absent
Dry mediterranean belt: absent


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P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 34652



P.L. Nimis CC BY-SA 4.0
TSB 34652