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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-1171

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Apiosordaria-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:
Bell, A. (1983) Dung Fungi. An Illustrated Guide to the Coprophilous Fungi in New Zealand. Victoria University Press, Wellington
Hanlin, R.T. (1990) Illustrated Genera of Ascomycetes, Volume I & II. The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, Minnesota

Description: Ascospores broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, inequilaterally one-celled brown, 20–30 × 15–20 μm, smooth and thick-walled, tapering at porate end but truncate at the other (originally with hyaline appendage); Pore slightly protruding. This morphotype differs from Cercophora-type (HdV-1013) by its more globose and shortened form. It superficially resembles the temperate-region species Apiosordaria verruculosa (C.N.Jensen) Arx & W.Gams (Type HdV-169, see van Geel and Aptroot, 2006), but ascospores of the latter are usually smaller. This East African type may therefore represent a tropical Apiosordaria species or an unknown tropical species of the Sordariales.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Apiosordaria is particularly known from soil isolates, dung and plant debris (Bell, 1983; Hanlin, 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information