Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

Van Geel 1978: Ascospores:12-15 x 5-6 x 3-4 μm, one-celled, bilaterally flattened, with a germ slit along one side. Perithecia 270-310 x 195 μm. The upper surface covered with pointed hairs up to 45 x 3.5 μm (hairs absent in more decomposed peat).

Halbwachs et al 2021: Finely verrucose ascospore with pronounced longitudinal germ slit; 4.5x9.5 µm


First publication

van Geel B (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and anymals. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 25:1-120.

Coniochaeta xylariispora


HdV-6_Halbwachs et al 2021 (by Hans Halbwachs)