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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

HdV-100Type: HdV-100

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Zygnematales

Taxonomical identification: cf. Cylindrocystis brebissonii

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. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

Other publication/s: van Geel, B., Bohncke, S.J.P. and Dee, H. (1981) A palaecological study of an upper Late Glacial and Holocene sequence from 'De Borchert', The Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 31, 367–448

Description: Zygospores quadrangular, pillow-shaped, 50–81 × 38–53 µm, wall about 0.5 µm thick, at the angles thickened to (2–) 3–4 (–7) µm, and often with some long furrows over the surface.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In different peat types: Sphagnum peat, Molinia peat.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: In acid environments, dry conditions during the summer and open water conditions during spring