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KIU-71Type: KIU-71

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Savoryella cf. lignicola

Similar: HdV-121 / EMA-108 / UAB-35

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:
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
Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Couwenberg, J., Barthelmes, A., Aptroot, A. and Joosten, H. (2012) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs as tools for identifying alder carr deposits: A surface sample study from NE-Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 38–57
Revelles, J., Burjachs, F. and van Geel, B. (2016) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs fromthe Early Neolithic settlement of La Draga (Girona, Spain). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 225, 1–20
Jones, E. B. G., To-anun, C., Suetrong, S. and Boonyuen, N. (2016) Mycosphere Essays 12. Progress in the classification of the water-cooling tower ascomycete Savoryella and a tribute to John Savory: a review. Mycosphere 7, 570–581

Description: Ascospores three-septate, elliptic, constricted at the septa, psilate, middle cells brown, end cells pale white to hyaline and often totally destroyed, 45 × 21.4‒36 × 16.5 µm. This type is similar to HdV-121 (Pals et al. 1980), EMA-108 (Prager et al. 2012 ), and UAB-35 (Revelles et al. 2016). KIU-71 was identified as Savoryella cf. lignicola (Jones et al. 2016).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In waterlogged deposits / shallow water conditions

Co-occurence: Together with lignicolous fungi

Modern occurence: Savoryella species have been reported from submerged wood in aquatic habitats (Jones et al. 2016).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of wood