Epigloea soleiformis Döbbeler

Beih. Nova Hedwigia, 29: 229, 1984.
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Distribution: N - TAA (Nascimbene & al. 2007b, Brackel 2016). C - Tosc (Brackel 2015, 2016), Sar (Brackel & Berger 2019).
Description: Thallus inapparent, the hyphae immersed into gelatinous algal films , probably not lichenized (perhaps a parasite of algal colonies). Ascocarps perithecioid, globose, (0.07-)0.09-0.12(-0.15) mm across, greenish or greyish-black, surrounded by a 4-15 µm thick, colourless gelatinous coat, with a depression around the ostiole visible in the dry state. Exciple of periclinally oriented hyphae, dull green in upper part, otherwise colourless; paraphyses thread-like, 1-1.5 μm thick, mostly simple. Asci 8-spored, cylindrical-clavate, moderately thick-walled, non-fissitunicate, the entire ascus wall I+ and K/I+ blue, (34-)40-55(-60) x 8-10(-12) µm. Ascospores (0-)1-septate, slightly constricted at septum, with slightly unequal cells (soleiform), hyaline, thin-walled, (8-)8.5-12(-14) x 3.5-4.5(-6) μm, without appendages at the ends. Photobiont chlorococcoid (Coccomyxa-type). Spot tests: all negative. Chemistry: without lichen substances.
Note: on algal colonies developing on muribund silicicolous bryophytes, squamules of Cladonia, decaying wood and humus, with optimum near treeline; 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: extremely rare
Submediterranean belt: absent
Padanian area: absent
Humid submediterranean belt: absent
Humid mediterranean belt: absent
Dry mediterranean belt: absent

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Predictive model
Herbarium samples


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GZU Herb. Poelt (27-89)



P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: GZU Herb. Poelt (27-89)
2003/04/28



P.L. Nimis; Owner: Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
Herbarium: GZU Herb. Poelt (27-89)
2003/04/28


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