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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-119

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: No information

Similar: HdV-1037, HdV-339, HdV-147, HdV-1034

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:
van Geel, B., Bohncke, S.J.P. and Dee, H. (1980/81) A palaeoecological study of an upper Late Glacial and Holocene sequence from “De Borchert”, The Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 31, 367–448
van der Wiel, A.M. (1982) A palaeoecological study of a section from the foot of the hazendonk (Zuid Holland, The Netherlands), based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macroscopic plant remains. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 38, 35–90
van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Description: Fungal spore (conidium) fusiform, to club-shaped, slightly curved, 62–71 x 12–14 µm, with up to 7 septa (pseudosepta or post morten dissolving?), one end tapering to a blunt tip, opposite end with a hyaline appendage with pore (hilium) or truncated, non septate forms probably immaturate, pale brown to greyish brown, psilate. Very similar to HdV-1037 van Geel et al. (2011) (cf. Helminthosporium sp., but with 70–260 μm far to large), resembles also HdV-339 van Geel et al. (1980/81) (shorter, thicker, not curved), HdV-147 van der Weil (1982) (thicker, not curved, septa only at one end), as well as HdV-1034 van Geel et al., 2011 (shorter and with additional longitudinal septa, verrucate, and long narrow cervical above attachment place).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Birch carr (litter and mosses)

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Indicates in situ presence of birch/birch carr