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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-126B

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Helicoon fuscosporum /cf. Helicodendron conglomeratum

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. and Ellis, J.P. (1997) Microfungi on Land Plants, An Identification Handbook. New enlarged edition. The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd, Slough
Ellis, M.B. (1976) More Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes. Wallingford, UK

Description: EMA-126B: fragment of the convex base/lid, filament tapering towards centre. Similar to conidia of Helicoon fuscosporum Lindner (Ellis and Ellis, 1997), which has the filaments=coils only 3–4 μm, whole spore-body only 25–30 μm in diameter, and fewer septa per coil plane. Also similar to conidia of Helicodendron conglomeratum Glenn-Bott (spore-body only 50 × 30 μm).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Alder carr / Helicoon fuscosporum Lindner is known from wet stems of Rubus idaeus (Ellis and Ellis, 1997). Helicodendron conglomeratum Glenn-Bott occurs on fallen leaves of deciduous trees decaying submerged in more or less static water in GB (Ellis, 1976).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information