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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: EMA-106

Category: Fungi?

Taxonomical identification: cf. Scutellinia trechispora

First publication: Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Couwenberg, J., Barthelmes, A., Aptroot, A. and Joosten, H. (2012) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs as tools for identifying alder carr deposits: A surface sample study from NE-Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 38–57

Other publication/s: Ellis, M.B. and Ellis, J.P. (1997) Microfungi on Landplants – An Identification Handbook, New enl. ed. Richmont Publishing, Slough

Description: Possibly a fungal or algal spore, globose, 17–20 µm in diameter, light brown, verrucate (verrucae 2–3 µm in diameter and 1 µm high). Resembles ascospores of Scutellinia trechispora (Berk. & Br.) Lambotte – a fungus found on mosses and open soil (Ellis and Ellis, 1998).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On mosses and open soil, wet sedge fen, herbal litter.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicator for open vegitation