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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-502

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Bactrodesmium-type

First publication: van Geel, B., Klink, A.G., Pals, J.P. and Wiegers, J. (1986) An Upper Eemian lake deposit from Twente, eastern Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 47, 31–61

Other publication/s: Ellis, M.B. (1971) Dematiacaeous Hyphomycetes. Wallingford, UK

Description: Conidia transversally 5-septate, ca. 55 µm long and 20–28 µm wide. Basal cells paler (thinner walled). Not constricted at septa or hardly so. This type is heterogenous with at least two taxa: Bactrodesmium cf. obovatum (Oudem.) M.B. Ellis and B. cf. moeni (Palm and Stewart).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: Fraxinus, Ulmus, Alnus, and Quercus wood

Modern occurence: Ellis ( 1971) mentions B. obovatum on wood and bark of deciduous trees including Alnus, Fraxinus, Fagus, Betula, Ulmus and Quercus.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presens of host plants