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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-1043

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Lasiodiplodia theobromae

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:
Mohali, S., Burgess, T.I. and Wingfield, M.J. (2005) Diversity and host association of the tropical tree endophyte Lasiodiplodia theobromae revealed using simple sequence repeat markers. Forest Pathology 35, 385–396
Mbenoun, M., Momo Zeutsa, E.H., Samuels, G., Nsouga Amougou, F. and Nyasse, S. (2008) Dieback due to Lasiodiplodia theobromae, a new constraint to cocoa production in Cameroon. Plant Pathology 57, 381

Description: Conidia ellipsoid, 27 × 14 μm, subequally and subsymmetrically 2-celled, reddish brown, slightly thick-walled, not constricted at the septum, with longitudinal ridges (3–4 on surface view). It is not always clear that it concerns conidia because the point of attachment can be indistinct due to unfavourable orientation.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Lasiodiplodia theobromae has a world-wide distribution in tropical and subtropical regions. It has a very wide range of host plants, mainly woody plants including fruits and tree crops such as mango, peach, avocado, cacao and Eucalyptus (Mohali et al., 2005; Mbenoun et al., 2008).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information