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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: UG-1091

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Bactrodesmium-type

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 ellipsoid, unequally and asymmetrically 4-celled, 30–45 × 17–30 μm, smooth, thick-walled, slightly constricted at the septa, rounded at one end; Septa dark; One central cell often darker than other cells; basal cell subhyaline, truncate and slightly thin-walled. Based on size and morphological variation, this morphotype probably includes different Bactrodesmium species, and maybe also other representatives of unknown but similarly looking genera.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Bactrodesmium can be found worldwide on the wood and bark of various deciduous trees (Ellis, 1971).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information