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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-1180

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Sordaria spp.

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 ellipsoid, equilaterally one-celled, brown, 17–36 × 11–24 μm, smooth and thick-walled, tapering at both ends; Pore slightly protruding. Based on size variability, this type may include several Sordaria species.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Sordaria mainly occurs on dung substrates, but it can also been found on seeds and in soil (Bell, 1983; Hanlin, 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information