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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-1174

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Rosellinia 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: Petrini, L.E. (1993) Rosellinia species of the temperate zones. Sydowia 44, 169–281

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid to fusiform, inequilaterally one-celled, dark brown, 30–38 × 8–10 μm, smooth, with nearly rounded to slightly tapering ends, thick-walled; germ slit straight and running over the entire spore-length near the flattened side.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Rosellinia is widespread in temperate and tropical regions, and commonly found on decaying herbaceous stems andwood. In the tropics somespecies (such as Rosellinia necatrix Berl. Ex Prill.) are particularly known as root pathogens, exclusively in plantations of cultivated trees and shrubs (Petrini, 1993).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information