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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-1118

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Savoryella lignicola

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: Jones, E.B.G. and Eaton, R.A. (1969) Savoryella lignicola gen. Et sp. Nov. From water cooling towers. Trans Br mycol Soc 52, 161–174

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid to fusiform, unequally and asymmetrically 4-celled, 27–30 × 11–12 μm, smooth, slightly constricted at the septa; Central cells brown, large (12–18 × 11–12 μm) and thick-walled; end cells subhyaline, small (2 μm long, 5 μm wide) and thin-walled. Based on shape and the length to width ratio this morphotype may refer to Savoryella lignicola, which was first reported from a water cooling tower, but has now been recorded from natural habitats throughout the world (e.g., Australië, Brunei, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and United Kingdom). It appears to be the only Savoryella species encountered in both marine and freshwater habitats, although it is doubtful at the molecular level if the similarly looking ascospores from both habitats in fact belong to the same species (Ho et al., 1997).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On submerged wood (Jones and Eaton, 1969).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information