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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-1053

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Dictyosporium cf. heptasporum

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 broad ellipsoidal, 42–71 × 21–25 μm, branched, composed of ca. 7 rows of cells.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Dictyosporium heptasporum has been observed on wood and stems in Europe, India and North America (Ellis, 1971).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information