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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-129

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: No information

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: No information

Description: Fungal spore (conidium), ovoid to polyform, 1 septum (with pore), slightly constricted at septum, 13–19 x 6–9 µm, apical cell rounded and usually larger, basal cell conicial, with protruding aperture (hilium), whole spore hyaline to pale brown, psilate, often dented. Resembles conidia of numerous fungi, e.g. Cordana, Arthrobotrys, Hypomyces, Drepanopeziza, Endophragmia and Endophragmiella and thus can include spores of many taxa.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Alder carr, dead alder wood

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicates presence of alder