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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-125

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Corynesporopsis quercicola

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. (1976) More Dematiaceous 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
Kirk, P.M. (1981) New or interesting microfungi II. Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes from Esher Common, Surrey. Transaction of the British Mycological Society 77/2, 279–297.

Description: Conidium, elliptic to cylindrical, usually 2 septa, 15–18 x 6–7 µm, (1 in 100 3-septate, 20–22×6–7 μm), septa with pore, central cells bright brown, longer (6-8 µm) than hyaline end cells, spore psilate, small aperture in one or both end cells (hilium?).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: C. quercicola is observed on dead wood of Quercus (Ellis and Ellis, 1997) and other trees (Kirk, 1981). EMA-125 occurs occasional in alder carr, scarce to numerous in surface samples.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicator for trees, including alder (including roots?)