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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-3

Category: Fungi?

Taxonomical identification: cf. Melaconis alni

Similar: EMA-4 (possibly immature state of EMA-3)

First publication: Prager, A., Barthelmes, A., Theuerkauf, M. and Joosten, H. (2006) Non-pollen palynomorphs from modern Alder carrs and their potential for interpreting microfossil data from peat. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 7–31

Other publication/s: Barthelmes, A., de Klerk, P., Prager, A., Theuerkauf, M., Unterseher, M. and Joosten, H. (2012) Expanding NPP analysis to eutrophic and forested sites: Significance of NPPs in a Holocene wood peat section (NE Germany). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 186, 22–37

Description: Spore?, compact „eight-shaped“ or constricted elliptic or elliptic with upper part 90° contorted to the lower, 10–12 x 6–7 µm, wall thinner near constriction, bright yellowish brown, psilate.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: Decomposed peat of wet Alder carr.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information