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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-1035A-B

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Paraphaeosphaeria cf. michotii

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: Shoemaker, R.A. and Babcock, C.E. (1985) Canadian and some extralimital Paraphaeosphaeria species. Canadian Journal of Botany 63, 1284–1291

Description: Ascospores 1-septate, 22–27 × 7–8 μm, constricted at the septum, one cell much shorter than the other. Longer cell pinched in the middle, surface verrucose.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In Lake Challa sediments these spores occur at low densities from 22,000 to 18,000 cal. yr BP, and then commonly in most Holocene samples with a distinct peak from 10,000 to 8500 cal. yr BP.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Paraphaeosphaeria michotii has been found mostly on Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae (Shoemaker and Babcock, 1985).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information