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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-80

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Brachysporiella setosa

Similar: TM-371B

First publication: Barthelmes, A., de Klerk, P., Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Unterseher, M. and Joosten, H. (2012) Expanding NPP analysis to eutrophic and forested sites: Significance of NPPs in a Holocene wood peat section (NE Germany). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 22–37

Other publication/s:
Ellis, M.B. (1959) Clasterosporium and some allied Dematiaceae–Phragmosporae II. Mycological Papers 72, 1–75
Cugny, C. (2011) Apports des microfossiles non-polliniques à ľhistoire du pastoralisme sur le versant nord pyrénéen. Thèse en vue de ľ obtention du Doctorat de ľ Université de Toulouse

Description: Fungal spore, ovoid, mostly 2-septate (rarely 1-septate), spore consists of one large apical cell (17–23 μm), middle brown and two (rarely one) small proximal cells (3–6 μm), hyaline to very pale brown, constricted at septa, pore in most apical septum, whole spore 25–32 × 11–17 μm, spore completely psilate, but wall seems to be slightly undulating.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Resembles spores of Brachysporiella setosa (Berk. and Curt.) M.B. Ellis comb. nov., a fungus occurring on decayed wood in “moist” places (Ellis, 1959). See also TM-371B of Cugny (2011).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information