Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group

Fungi, Unknown

Type description

Possibly fungal spore, compact ‘eight-shaped’ or constricted elliptic or elliptic with upper part 90° contorted to the lower, wall thinner near constriction, 10–12×6–7 μm, bright yellowish brown, psilate. Resembles conidia of the Melanconium state of Melanconis alni (Tul and C. Tul) (cf. Ellis and Ellis, 1997): Prager et al 2006


First publication

Prager A, Barthelmes A, Theuerkauf M, Joosten H (2006) Non-pollen palynomorphs from modern Alder carrs and their potential for interpreting microfossil data from peat. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 141:7-31.

Conidium of Melanconium state of Melanconis alni