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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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Type: UG-1090

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Sporidesmium cf. macrurum

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 publication/s: Ellis, M.B. (1971) Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey

Description: Conidia straight, curved or inversely club-shaped to beaklike; Conico-truncate and protuberant at the base, unequally and asymmetrically 4-celled, 63–36 × 13–12 μm, smooth, slightly constricted at the septa, thick-walled; Cells brown and gradually decreasing in size and colour towards apical part of conidia; End cell subhyaline and strongly tapering.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Sporidesmium macrurum is mainly distributed in tropical areas (e.g., Brazil, Ceylon, Papua) and occurs on the leaves and leaf-stalks of palms such as Areca, Borassus, Cocos, Elaeis, Licuala, Mauritia and Phoenix (Ellis, 1971).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information