Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

Prager et al 2006: Fungal spore, possibly conidium of dematiaceous hyphomycete, elongated, 4–7 septate, each septum with a pore, one end rounded, the other end a truncated cone (often detached after the 5th septum), 42–73×8–13 μm, dark brown, scabrate, wall might appear partially thickened over two or three cells. M. Schnittler (pers. comm., 2005) proposes it to be a casing or cover as a remain of a hyphe, in which a conidium developed. A. Aptroot (pers. comm., 2005) supports the identification as a fungal remain, but doubts, it to be a spore.


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.

Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes