Epigloea bactrospora Zukal

Österr. bot. Z., 40: 327, 1890.
Distribution: N - TAA (Nascimbene & al. 2007b, Brackel 2016), Lomb (Brackel 2010, 2016).
Description: Thallus inapparent, the hyphae immersed into gelatinous algal films, probably not lichenized (perhaps a parasite of algal colonies). Perithecia 0.06-0.11(-0.14) mm across, globose, greyish or brownish, with a very thin, colourless gelatinous coat. Exciple of pigmented, periclinally oriented hyphae; paraphyses thread-like, c. 1-1.5 μm thick, mostly simple. Asci 32-60(-70)-spored, cylindrical-clavate, moderately thick-walled, non-fissitunicate, the entire ascus wall I+ and K/I+ blue, (30-)40-55(-60) x 7-10 µm. Ascospores 1-septate, not constricted at septum, hyaline, cylindrical-bacilliform with rounded ends, 6-8(-11) x (1-)1.5(-2) μm, without appendages at the ends. Photobiont chlorococcoid (Coccomyxa-type). Spot tests: all negative. Chemistry: without lichen substances.
Note: most common on algal colonies on rotting wood in the montane and subalpine belts; certainly overlooked, and more widespread in the Alps.
Growth form: Fungus
Reproductive strategy: mainly sexual

Commonnes-rarity: (info)

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

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Felix Schumm – CC BY-SA 4.0
[13259], Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Kreis Göppingen, Büchenbronn bei Ebersbach, auf morschem Baumstumpf einer Wegböschung im Wald, lichtoffen, 48°44.826’ N, 9°30.683’E, 470 m, TK 7223, Schumm, 11.08.200

Zschacke, H. (1934) Epigloeaceae, Verrucariaceae und Dermatocarpaceae. In: Dr. L. Rabenhorst‘s Kryptogamen-Flora, Band 9, Abt. 1, Teil 1. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig, 695 pp. - Public Domain

Zahlbruckner A. 1926. Lichenes (Flechten). In: Engler A. (ed.): Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. 2nd ed., vol 8, W. Engelmann, Leipzig, 270 pp.

Source: Döbbeler P. 1984. Symbiosen zwischen Gallertalgen und Gallertpilzen der Gattung Epigloea (Ascomycetes). Beih. Nova Hedwigia, 79: 203-239