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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.

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Type: HdV-112A

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Cercophora sp.

First publication: 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

Other Publication/s: Bakker, R. and van Smeerdijk, D.G. (1982) A palaecological study of a Late Holocene section from 'Het Ilperweld', W. Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 36, 95–163

Description: Elongated, asymmetrical, convex ascospore, (13–) 15–18 (–21) × 6–8 (–14) µm / 19–26 × 7–10 µm, truncate at tile basal side and tapering at the apical end, one subapieal pore ca. 0.7 µm in diameter, pseudoseptate 7–10 µm from truncate end; The latter 4–5 µm wide, with a central pore 0.3 µm in diameter, and often attached to a gelatinous cauda, other end acute with a subapical pore of ca. 0.5–1 µm in diameter in the most convex side.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: Above of the peat: birch cart and decaying wood (maybe dung?).

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On decaying wood and on culms and on other herbaceous stems and leaves, cow- and horse-dung.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information