Non-Pollen Palynomorph Image Database


...“extra fossils“ in pollen slides


NPP type

Taxonomical Group


Type description

Shumilovskikh et al. 2017a: spores are fusiform, dark reddish-brown, dicellate, 47–60 × 21–27 μm (average = 54.4 × 23.4 μm, SD = 4.5 × 1.7 μm, n = 10), inaperturate, slightly constricted at the septum, wall thickness 1–1.5 μm, up to 3 μm at apices. The axis is straight, 2 symmetrical cells are separated by a septum 2–3 μm thick. The sculpture is longitudinally striate with 5–7 ridges exposed on each flattened sector. The striate patternmerges to a coarse reticulum at the apices.



First publication

Shumilovskikh LS, Ferrer A, Schlütz F (2017) Non-pollen palynomorphs notes: 2. Holocene record of Megalohypha aqua-dulces, its relation to the fossil form genus Fusiformisporites and association with lignicolous freshwater fungi. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 246, 167-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.002.

Megalohypha aqua-dulces, Fusiformisporites