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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

KIU-211Type: KIU-211

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Tilletia cf. caries

First publication: Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Heske, I. (2019) On-site palaeoecological investigations at the Hünenburg hillfort–settlement complex, with special reference to non-pollen palynomorphs. In: Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Zanon, M. (eds.) How’s life? Living conditions in Europe in the 2rd and 1st millennia BCE. STPAS series, vol. 4, Leiden: Sidestone Press, pp. 167–186.

Other publication/s:
Vánky, K. (2013) Illustrated genera of smut fungi. St. Paul, Minnesota: The American Phytopathological Society
Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Bischop, D. (2020) Palynological investigations on the deposits of a well shaft from the Roman Iron Age with special reference to non-pollen palynomorphs. In: Müller, J. and Ricci, A. (eds.), Past Societies: Human Development in Landscapes. Leiden: Sidestone Press, p.p. 129‒140

Description: Spores globose to subglobose, one-celled, yellow-green to reddish brown, coarse reticulate wall, 29.6‒34.7 µm in diameter. KIU-211 was identified as Tilletia cf. caries (Vánky 2013).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: Together with other smut fungi (e.g. Thecaphora sp.)

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Tilletia caries parasitises on grasses and cereals, such as Triticum and Secale (Vánky 2013).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: On-site presence of grasses/cereals