Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

Conidiospores of Phragmocephala elliptica (Berk. & Broome) S. Hughes (1979), ellipsoidal, rounded at the apex, truncate at the base, 28-34 μm long and 16-20 μm wide in the broadest part, 9-10 μm in the basal part, 5-7-septate, smooth, subhyaline to very pale brown at each end, the two central cells the largest, more pigmented, dark brown, with broad black bands at the septa, sometimes with irregular remain of the conidiogenous cell, 4-20 μm long, around the base.


First publication

Zimny (2024) New fungal non-pollen palynomorphs from moss polsters collected from the Białowieza Forest (NE Poland). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 321: 105034.

Conidiospores of Phragmocephala elliptica


BGS-28 (by Marcelina Dominika Zimny)