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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-1351

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Gelasinospora cf. dictyophora

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: No information

Description: Ascospores ellipsoidal, non-septate, ca. 32 × 22 μm. The dark brown surface is ornamented with 3–4 μm wide hyaline pits. This G. species is similar to G. retispora. The ascospores of G. dictyophora differ from it in their ornamentation, with large, more rounded pits forming a network pattern in the spore wall.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information