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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-1099

Category: Fungi

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

Description: Conidia broadly fusiform, unequally and subsymmetrically 5(6)-celled, 30–52 × 17–27 μm, smooth, thick-walled, not constricted at the septa; Central cell dark brown and very large; Other cells progressively paler and smaller towards the end. Younger conidia are generally paler than maturing ones. Based on size differences, this morphotype can probably be attributed to different (tropical) Brachysporium species, in which Type HdV-1024 (see van Geel et al., 2011) is included.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Brachysporium is distributed worldwide and is commonly isolated from rotten wood and bark of various trees and shrubs (Ellis, 1971).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information