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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-128

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Actinocladium rhodosporum

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
Yurchenko, E.O. (2001) On some wood-inhabiting dematiaceous hyphomycetes with remarkable conidia in Belarus. Mycena 1 (2), 32–54

Description: Conidium, tripod-like with conidiophore (tripod head), total length 46–78 μm, centre muriform, „legs“ 5–6 μm wide at base, tapering towards ends, 21–54 μm long, tips torn off, proximal septated (2–3 septa in the first 15 μm), „legs“ in angle of 40-70° to conidiophore axis, greyish brown, psilate.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: A. rhodosporum was observed on wood and bark of numerous trees (Ellis, 1971), also alder (Yurchenko, 2001). EMA-128 occurs in alder carr, scarce to recurrent in surface samples. Highest value in dead wood of alder.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicates presence of alder