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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: EMA-120

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Brachysporium britannicum

Similar: HdV-1036

First publication: Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Couwenberg, J., Barthelmes, A., Aptroot, A. and Joosten, H. (2012) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs as tools for identifying alder carr deposits: A surface sample study from NE-Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 38–57

Other publication/s:
Ellis, M.B. (1971) Dematiacaeous Hyphomycetes. Wallingford, UK
Ellis, M.B. and Ellis, J.P. (1997) Microfungi on Land Plants, An Identification Handbook. New enlarged edition. The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd, Slough
van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Description: Conidium, hughes, ovoid, 2 (rarely 1) septa (with pore), 17–19 x 10–13 µm, proximal cell hyaline, with aperture and often hyaline remnant of conidiophore, other cells brown, spore psilate.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: B. britannicum is observed on wood and bark of Betula and other deciduous trees (Ellis 1971; Ellis and Ellis, 1997). EMA-120 occurs only in birch carr.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicates presence of birch/birch carr