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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: HdV-1023

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Spegazzinia intermedia

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. (1976) More dematiaceous Hyphomycetes. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey
Jarzen, D.M. and Elsik, W.C. (1986) Fungal palynomorphs recovered from recent river deposits, Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Palynology 10, 35–60

Description: Conidia disc-shaped, ca. 28 μm in diameter, flattened, dentate at the margin, cruciately septate.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: This fungus has been isolated from soil and from Hibiscus in Tanzania and from tobacco in the USA (Ellis, 1976). Jarzen and Elsik (1986) described and illustrated Spegazzinia-like spores from river deposits in Zambia.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information