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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: No information

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Helicoon ellipticum/fuscosporum

First publication: Shumilovskikh, L.S., Seeliger, M., Feuser, S., Novenko, E., Schlütz, F., Pint, A., Pirson, F. and Brückner, H. (2016) The harbour of Elaia: A palynological archive for human environmental interactions during the last 7500 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 149, 167–187

Other publication/s: Ellis, M.B. and Ellis, J.P. (1997) Microfungi on Land Plants. An identification Handbook. The Richmond Publishing, Slough

Description: Parts of coiled spores, 25 µm in diameter, multiseptate, brown filaments 5 µm broad, are similar to spores of the recent fungus Helicoon ellipticum (32–40 × 20–30 µm) and H. fuscosporum (25–30 × 20–30 µm) (Ellis and Ellis, 1997).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Helicoon is a genus of saprophytic hyphomycetes. H. ellipticum was found on rotten, mainly coniferous, wood, and H. fuscosporum on dead stems of Rubus idaeus (Ellis and Ellis, 1997).