Lepidotia hispida

Lepidotia hispida (Quél.) Boud., Hist. Class. Discom. Eur.: 43. 1907. [pdf]

MycoBank MB549961

AUTHOR: Martínez-Gil, R.


Peziza hispida Quél. in Cooke, Mycographia 6: 238. 1879. [pdf][nom. illeg. Art. 53.1, homónimo posterior de Peziza hispida Huds., Fl. Angl. 2: 635. 1778]. [pdf]

Lachnea hispida Quél., Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 25(4): 291. 1879. [“1878”]. [pdf]

Neottiella hispida (Quél.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 8: 192. 1889. [pdf]


Taxonomic classification

phy Ascomycota

sbp Pezizomycotina

cls Pezizomycetes

sbc Pezizomycetidae

ord Pezizales

fam Pezizaceae

gen Lepidotia

sp Lepidotia hispida


Apotecia 0.5-2 cm diám., stipitate, initially cylindrical, with a pruinose, yellow or cream surface, then, shell-like or infundifubiform, pinkish brown and with a central depression that perforates the stipe. Outside concolorous or slightly darker, furfuraceous, with small reddish brown warts. Hymenium yellowish and becoming brown upon maturation, initially smooth, then with lumps that sometimes break up. Stipe up to 1 × 0.5 cm, furfuraceous and concolorous with the rest of the apothecium.

Ascospores 14.5-17.4 × 7.1-8.5 µm, Q = 1.8-2.2, n = 45 (measured from a spore prints and applying a 95% threshold of Gaussian Normal Distribution), ellipsoid to fusoid, hyaline, with small guttules, furnished with very fine warts that appear to be connected forming small ridges sometimes. Asci 200-240 × 10.5-12 μm, cylindrical, pleurorrhyncous, containing 8 uniseriate spores, amyloid, with a faint bluing in the walls in IKI. Paraphyses 4-6 μm broad, filiform, septate, with brown content, more abundant towards the apex, which is slightly broader and bent. Medullary excipulum formed by globose cells of up to 70 µm diam., interwoven with small pyriform and cylindrical hyphae 7-17 µm broad. Ectal excipulum similar to the medullary excipulum, with smaller cellsand with parietal reddish brown pigment. Hairs up to 260 × 5-9 µm, cylindrical, hyaline to slightly pale yellow, sometimes formed or branched, almost straight near the margin, sinuous and sometimes entangled in the rest of the apothecial outside.

Ecology and distribution: Rare or poorly cited species that occurs on remants of Sphagnum. A report from the Netherlands was made on commercial turf from Letonia, composed of Sphagnum balticum. Up to now L. hispida has been found twice in Spain, namely in La Rioja (Martínez-Gil et al. 2017) and in León in a peatbog located at 1300 masl (Rubio et al. 2019).

References in our territory
  • Martínez-Gil R. & Martínez F. 2017. Ascomicetos raros o interesantes de La Rioja, España (III). Bol. Micol. FAMCAL 12: 76. (Esp.: Lo)
  • Rubio E, Hernández E, Mateos J. & Sánchez J.A. 2019. Dos infrecuentes ascomicetos del pinar de Puebla de Lillo (León, España). Errotari 16: 66. (Esp.: Le)
Specimens in scientific collections 

* sequenced material

RM: private herbarium of Rubén Martínez Gil.

Reference specimen marked in bold.

Lo: RM-1274*


Sequences in public databases obtained from material collected in our territory

RM-1274: MT957209 (ITS)

RM-1274: MT955630 (LSU)



Lepidotia hispida (RM-1274). Apothecia in situ. Photograph: R. Martínez-Gil.

Lepidotia hispida (RM-1274). A: Asci in water and details (top left, pleurorrhynchous base; right bottom, amyloid reaction in IKI). B: Paraphyses in water. C: Hairs in water. D: Medullary excipulum in water. E: Ectal excipulum in water. F: Spore ornamentation (in IKI). G: Ascospores in water. Scale bars = 20 µm.

How to cite this sheet:

Martínez-Gil R. 2021. Lepidotia hispida (Quél.) Boud. Fichas SIM 25 (Updated on 8-I-2021). Available at: https://micologiaiberica.org/en/services/lepidotia-hispida