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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: Sphaerodes retispora

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: No information

Description: The ascospores in Sphaerodes are usually coarsely reticulate with two protruding apical germ pores (Cannon and Hawksworth, 1982). Spores found in Elaia are 19–21 × 14–15 µm in size with broad reticulate surface characteristic for Sphaerodes retispora (Garcia et al., 2004). An updated spore-based key is given by Vujanovic and Goh (2009).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: The genus covers about a dozen species isolated from soils from different parts of the world (Garcia et al., 2004; Guarro et al., 2012).