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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-1034

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Alternaria 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:
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

Description: Conidia 45–50 × 12–18 μm, obclavate, tapering gradually to a beak, swollen at the tip, with transverse and longitudinal septa, verrucose. This type is identified with reference to Ellis (1971).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Jarzen and Elsik (1986) described and illustrated Alternaria-like spores from river deposits in Zambia.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information