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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-1018B

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Spegazzinia tessarthra

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:
Ellis, M.B. (1971) Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew
Jarzen, D.M. and Elsik, W.C. (1986) Fungal palynomorphs recovered from recent river deposits, Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Palynology 10, 35–60
Caretta, G., Piontelli, E., Picco, A.M. and Del Frate, G. (1999) Some filamentous fungi on grassland vegetation from Kenya. Mycopathologia 145, 155–169

Description: Conidia cruciately septate, smooth, 14–18 μm in diameter.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: The species is known to occur on a variety of tropical plant species (Ellis, 1971). Jarzen and Elsik (1986) described and illustrated Spegazzinia-like spores from river deposits in Zambia. Caretta et al. (1999) recorded Spegazzinia tessarthra from Kenyan grassland vegetation.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information