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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-1183

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Cercophora 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: 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, Minne

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid, unequally and asymmetrically 2-celled, dark brown, 23 × 12 μm, smooth, thick-walled, not constricted at the septum, truncated at one end but tapering at the other, pale septum not truly median; Covered with slightly ribbed subhyaline sheath; With apical pore.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Cercophora species occur worldwide on dung or on decaying wood, culms and other plant debris (Bell, 1983; Hanlin, 1990).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information