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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-1113

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Meliola 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: Mibey, R.K. and Kokwaro, J.O. (1999) Two new species of Meliola (Ascomycetes) from Kenya. Fungal Diversity 2, 153–157

Description: Ascospores oblong to rarely subellipsoid, unequally and asymmetrically 5-celled, brown, 38–45 × 12–18 μm, smooth, thick-walled constricted at the septa.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Meliola species are found as parasites on leaves and stemsof a wide range of hosts in the tropics. In East Africa they have been found on Acacia, Cynanchum, Periploca, Secamone, Tylophora, Perguleria and Warburgia (Mibey and Kokwaro, 1999).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information