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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-1122

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Cookeina 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:
Weinstein, R.N., Pfister, D.H. and Iturriaga, T. (2002) A phylogenetic study of the genus Cookeina. Mycologia 94, 673–682
Bera, S.K., Dixit, S., Basumatary, S.K. and Gogoi, R. (2008) Evidence of biological degradation in sediments of Deepor Beel Ramsar Site, Assam as inferred by degraded palynomorphs and fungal spores. Current Science 95, 178–180

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid to fusiform, equally and symmetrically 2-celled, pale brown, 52 × 30 μm, slightly thick-walled, not constricted at the septum, with tapering ends.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Cookeina is commonly distributed in the tropics and subtropics, and can be found on fallen angiosperm branches, trunks and occasionally on fruits (Weinstein et al., 2002; Bera et al., 2008).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information