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Remarks (internal):For the identification of this species the criteria of Ortega & Buendía (1985) were applied. They propose that B. longispora and B. oblongispora are varieties of a single species. They argue that the difference between the two lies in the respective presence or absence of pores in the capillitium.
In his monograph, Kreisel (1967) treats the two taxa as separate species, stating that B. longispora has a Lycoperdon type capillitium with pores and compact subgleba, while B. oblongispora has an intermediate type capillitium, no pores, and no subgleba.
Pérez-Silva et al. 1994).
Bovista oblongispora var. longispora has previously been reported from Mexico as B. longispora (Calonge et al. 2004b; Esqueda et al. 1996; 1998 and Pérez-Silva et al. 1994).
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Bovista oblongispora var. longispora (Kreisel) A. Ortega & BuendÀ­a, Cryptogamie, Mycol. 6: 285, 1985. Figs 12-13
Basidiome 13-20 x 10-15 µm, subglobose to slightly pyriform; when young, the exoperidium is reddish in color, later it disintegrates, leaving reddish-brown scaly remains, exposing an ochraceous endoperidium, shiny and papyraceous in consistency. Gleba whitish, yellowish to dark chocolate brown, fleshy-alveolate to powdery in consistency. Subgleba present.
Intermediate type capillitium, hyphae 4-5(-6) µm, pores moderately frequent, wall thin, septate, with dichotomous branching. Paracapillitium absent. Spores 5-7 x 3-4 µm, ellipsoid to cylindrical, verrucose; verrucae irregularly distributed. Pedicel 1-2.5 µm, occasionally up to 8 µm.
Ecology & distribution - Gregarious, terricolous in Quercus-Pinus forest, cloud forest, pastures and coffee plantations at altitudes of 1250-2300 m.

 
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