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15 October 2020 Epigloea diversispora, a new possibly lichenized ascomycete from Oregon, with a key to the World species
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Epigloea diversispora is newly described from a coastal mountain summit in western Oregon, U.S.A. The species has minute, shiny, jet black ascocarps appearing on a biofilm of mixed cyanobacteria and algae. The spores are diverse in both shape and septation. Immature spores are initially nonseptate and ellipsoid, then become soleiform, then 1-septate, while mature spores are 3-septate and short fusiform. Lichenization is uncertain, but the species appears to form a loosely lichenized thallus with hyphae dispersed in a partly cyanobacterial and partly algal crust on thin soil, moss, and plant detritus, over rock.

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Bruce McCune "Epigloea diversispora, a new possibly lichenized ascomycete from Oregon, with a key to the World species," The Bryologist 123(3), 534-540, (15 October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-122.3.534
Received: 8 July 2020; Accepted: 13 August 2020; Published: 15 October 2020
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