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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-1103

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Glomus sp.

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:
van Geel, B., Coope, G.R. and van der Hammen, T. (1989) Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of a Lateglacial type section at Usselo (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 60, 25–129
van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Description: Chlamydospores globose to subglobose, subequilaterally one-celled, yellow, 55 × 50 μm, smooth and thick-walled, mostly with hyphate attachment. This East African type is almost certainly not Glomus cf. fasciculatum (Thaxt.) Gerd. & Trappe (European Type HdV-207), which occurs in more temperate regions (van Geel et al., 1989) and is probably also related to Type UG-1291. The genus Glomus includes some 132 known species, which are hard to distinguish on the basis of their chlamydospores.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Glomus is the largest genus of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, occurring on a variety of host plants and indirectly indicative for soil erosion when recorded in a lake deposit (van Geel et al., 1989; van Geel et al., 2011).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information