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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-1112

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Phaeosphaeria-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. and Ellis, J.P. (1985) Microfungi on Land Plants. Croom Helm Ldt, Kent
Shoemaker, R.A. and Babcock, C.E. (1989) Phaeosphaeria. Canadian Journal of Botany 67, 1500–1599

Description: Ascospores narrowly fusiform, unequally and asymmetrically 4-celled, brown, 25 × 6 μm, longitudinally and finely striate, thick-walled, slightly constricted at the septa; one central cell enlarged; end cells tapering. This morphotype resembles Phaeosphaeria, in which one central cell is commonly enlarged (Shoemaker and Babcock, 1989), but may also be related to other genera, which have similarly looking ascospores (such as Lophiostoma and Leptosphaeria) (Ellis and Ellis, 1985).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Species of Phaeosphaeria are known as pathogens on cereals, wild grasses, sedges and rushes (Shoemaker and Babcock, 1989).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information