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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: Zopfia rhizophila

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 found in Ela-70 are one-septate, 71 × 49 µm in size, darkbrownto black with a verrucate surface, tapered ends and a very thick wall. Morphologically and in size they are similar to spores of Zopfia rhizophila (60–80 × 30–45 µm).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Zopfia rhizophila is a plant parasite, which can be found on decaying roots of Asparagus (Ellis and Ellis, 1997).