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UG-1066Type: UG-1066

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Delitschia spp.


First publication: Gelorini, V., Verbeken, A., van Geel, B., Cocqyt, C. and Vershuren, D. (2011) Modern non-pollen palynomorphs from East African lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 143–173

Other oublication/s: Bell, A. (1983) Dung Fungi. An Illustrated Guide to the Coprophilous Fungi in New Zealand. Victoria University Press, Wellington; Hanlin, R.T. (1990) Illustrated Genera of Ascomycetes, Volume I & II. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, Minnesota

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid to broadly fusiform, unequally and unsymmetrically 2-celled, 20–30 (37) × 9–10 (15) μm, brown to dark brown, 20-30 (37) × 9-10 (15) μm, smooth, thick-walled, often constricted at the septum; each cell with a straight germ slit parallel to the long axis of the ascospores. Based on differences in size of the ascospores and position of the germ slits (centred or not), this morphotype may include some Delitschia species.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Delitschia species are mostly coprophilous, occurring worldwide on various kinds of dung (Bell, 1983; Hanlin, 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information