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HdV-1022Type: HdV-1022

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Clasterosporium sp.

First publication: Gelorini, V., Verbeken, A., van Geel, B., Cocqyt, C. and Vershuren, D. (2011) Modern non-pollen palynomorphs from East African lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 143–173

Other publication/s:
Ellis, M.B. (1971) Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew
Ellis, M.B. and Ellis, J.P. (1985) Microfungi on Land Plants. Croom Helm Ldt, Kent
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

Description: Conidia straight, curved or inversely club-shaped to beaklike; Conico-truncate and protuberant at the base, unequally and asymmetrically 5- or more celled, striate, thick-walled, slightly constricted at the septa, ca. 40–75 × 8–9 μm (length dependent on the number of septa). Cells brown and gradually decreasing in size and colour towards apical part of conidia; End cell subhyaline and strongly tapering.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Clasterosporium can be found on different plants, of which some are frequently subjected to periodic flooding, such as sedges (Ellis, 1971, Ellis and Ellis, 1985).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information