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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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HdV-14Type: HdV-14

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Meliola ellisii

Synonym: Meliola niessleana

First publication: van Geel, B. (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and anymals. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

Other publication/s:
Kurhy, P. (1985) Transgressions of a raised bog across a coverstand ridge originally covered with an oak-lime forest. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 44, 313–353
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
Chambers, F.M., van Geel, B. and van der Linden, M. (2011) Considerations for the preparation of peat samples for palynology, and for the counting of pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs. Mires and Peat 7, 1–14

Description: Fruit bodies globose, black, with a coarsely verrucose wall, 150–300 µm in diameter (fruit bodies), 41–55 × 14–18 µm (ascospores); On a subiculum beset with black ca. 8 µm wide setae; Mycelium 5–8 µm wide, thick-walled, septate, branched and forming a dense network, bearing two-celled capitate hyphopodia, about 14–17 x 10–12 µm, with a pore of about 1.5 µm in diameter; Ascospores, three-septate inequilateral slightly constricted at the septa. Septa thickened around the ca. 1.5 µm wide pore.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In relatively dry Calluna peat.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information