Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

van Geel 1978: Fruit-bodies 70-100 µm in diameter, darkly pigmented. Wall of covering membrane composed of radiating files of subquadratic cells 2-5 µm wide at the smooth margin, narrower at the centre. Ostiole surrounded by a ring of small cells with thick black walls, some of them bearing non-septate setae, up to 30 µm in length. Basal plate radially structured.


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.

cf. Actinopeltis sp.