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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-1262

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Canalisporium pulchrum

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: No information

Description: Conidia ellipsoid to inversely egg-shaped, pale to dark brown, 48–68 × 25–32 μm, smooth, thick-walled, slightly constricted at the septa; Some septa strongly pigmented and heavily accentuated (septal canals often badly visible); With 3 columns of septa, and 4–6 rows of septa, and a single subhyaline basal cell (sometimes missing).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Species of Canalisporium are common saprophytes on rotten and submerged wood (e.g., on bamboo culms, palm rachis) and have a pan-tropical distribution. The genus has previously been recorded in Cuba, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Uganda and Australia.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information