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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

HdV-1001Type: HdV-1001

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Caryospora sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Other Publication/s: Barr, M.E. (1979) On the Massariaceae in North America. Mycotaxon 9, 17–37

Description: Ascospores 3-septate, ca. 50 × 28 μm, apiculate, bigger cells dark brown, smaller cells light brown.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Caryospora species occur on dead plant material (Barr 1979).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information