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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-117

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Ustulina deusta

Similar: HdV-44

First publication: Pals, J.P., van Geel, B. and Delfos, A. (1980) Palaeoecological studies in the Klokkeweel bog near Hoogkarspel (prov of Noord-Holland). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 30, 371–418

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B., Bohncke, S.J.P. and Dee, H. (1981) A palaecological study of an upper Late Glacial and Holocene sequence from 'De Borchert', The Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 31, 367–448
van Geel, B., Andersen, S.T. (1988) Fossil ascospores of the parasitic fungus Ustulina deusta in Eemian deposits in Denmark. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 56, 89–93

Description: Ascospores fusiform, 28–38 × 8–10 µm, dark-brown, non-septate, wall somewhat thickened at the ends, one side flattened and bearing a longitudinal germ slit.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In raised bog material

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On stumps and dead roots of deciduous trees

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Open water / Marine conditions