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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.

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Type: HdV-1014

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Rosellinia-type

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: Petrini, L.E. and Petrini, O. (1989) On Rosellinia mammaeformis and other related species. Sydowia 41, 257–276

Description: Ascospores fusiform, ca. 28 × 10 μm, with a long, oblique germ split.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: The species is reported to grow either on herbaceous or woody substrates, in alpine and subalpine regions of Europe and North America (Petrini and Petrini, 1989).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information