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HdV-1139Type: UG-1139

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Gelasinospora 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: Hanlin, R.T. (1990) Illustrated Genera of Ascomycetes, Volume I & II. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, Minnesota

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid to subglobose, inequilaterally one-celled, dark brown, 37 × 25 μm, surface sculpture reticulate (ridges and hollows of about 1 μm), thick-walled; at least three germ pores visible, concentrated near both ends. From an evolutionary perspective the occurrence of Gelasinospora spores with multiple germ pores is thought to be a recent development.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Gelasinospora is mainly known from dung and dead wood (Hanlin 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information