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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-83A

Category: Fungi?

Taxonomical identification: cf. Monodictys paradoxa

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

Description: Possibly conidium, globose, 13–25 µm in diameter, muriform: composed of single cells 2–3 µm in diameter, sometimes with hyaline triangular appendage (=remain of conidiophore?), middle to dark brown, psilate.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Known from bark, trunks and thick branches of Betula (Ellis and Ellis, 1997) and Sorbus aucuparia in Belarus (Yurchenko, 2001).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of birch, and possibly birch carr conditions (if highly abubdant).