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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-1041

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Spegazzinia deightonii

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

Description: Conidia originally 8-celled but fossils always fragmentary. Separate cells ca. 12–16 μm in diameter, excluding the up to 5 μm long spines.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Spegazzinia deightonii occurs on a variety of plants (Ellis, 1971).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information