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Remarks (internal):This species resembles somewhat T. brumale Pers., but differs in its macroscopic features and by its spores. Demoulin (1970) also records the same collection from the French Pyrenées. So far it appears to have a rather restricted area of distribution. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Tulostoma kotlabae Pouzar (Fig. 80; Pl. VI: 7-8) - Tulostoma in Pilát, Gasteromycetes, Flora CSR, p. 815. 1958.
Etym.: Dedicated to the Czechoslovakian mycologist Dr. F. Kotlaba.
Spore-sac globose, up to 8 mm diam. Exoperidium thinly hyphal, with threads mingled with sand grains forming a layer that only persists at the base. Endoperidium rather thin, greyish to whitish, sometimes slightly wood-colour. Mouth tubular, small, narrow, with margin entire. Socket separated from stem, with a subentire membrane. Gleba ochraceous yellowish. Stem up to 50 x 2 mm, glabrous, whitish, rimose when dry with a few irregular and caducous squamules.
Spores globose, apiculate, minutely verrucose under L.M., 4.3-5.4-(6) µm diam. Under SEM the ornamentation appears formed by irregular, mostly deformed, small sparsely arranged verrucae, some forming short crests. Capillitium hyaline, branched, septate; threads thick-walled, lumen visible to solid, sometimes lacunar, only slightly to dictinctly swollen up to 10.8 µm diam. at the yellowish brown septa, disjointable; 2.1-5.1 µm diam.
Habitat: sandy soil among grassy herbaceous vegetation.
Distribution: Europe: Czechoslovakia, France, Spain.
Holotype: Czechoslovakia, Eslovenia, apud viam ferream haud procul loco "Kruzku" dicto, inter Kuty et Secule, leg. F. Kotlaba, 25.1X.1954 (PRM! 704.203).
Illustration: Pouzar (op.cit.).


 
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