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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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Diporotheca webbiaeDiporotheca rhizophilaType: HdV-143

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Diporotheca

First publication: van der Wiel, A.M. (1982) A palaecological study of a section from the foot of the Hazendonk (Zuid-Holland), based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macroscopic remains. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 38, 35–90

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B., Klink, A.G., Pals, J.P. and Wiegers, J. (1986) An Upper Eemian lake deposit from Twente, eastern Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 47, 31–61
van Geel, B., Coope, G.R. and van der Hammen, T. (1989) Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of the Late-glacial type section at Usselo (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 60, 25–129
van Geel, B., Buurman, J., Brinkkemper, O., Schelvis, J., Aptroot, A,. van Reenen, G. and Hakbijl, T. (2003) Environmental reconstruction of a Roman Period settlement site in Uitgeest (The Netherlands), with special reference to coprophilous fungi. Journal of Archaeological Science 30, 873–883
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
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
Hillbrand, M., van Geel, B., Hasenfratz, A., Hadorn, P. and Haas, J.N. (2014) Non-pollen palynomorphs show human- and livestock-induced eutrophication of Lake Nussbaumersee (Thurgau, Switzerland) since Neolithic times (3840 bc). The Holocene 24, 559–568
Hawksworth, D.L., van Geel, B. and Wiltshire, P.E.J. (2016) The enigma of the Diporotheca palynomorph. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 235, 94–98

Description: Spores and fruit bodies; Fruit bodies ovoid, 180–300 µm, blackish brown or light brown, with a coarse verrucose wall, verrucae 15-20 µm high; Ascospores biseptate, fusiform, 47–57 x 17–25 µm, both ends truncate with a germ pore ca. 3 µm in diameter, surface often dark brown anastomosing ribs, ribs about 3 µm wide.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In pool deposits / Restricted to zones interpreted as wet Alder carr (Barthelmes et al., 2006)

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Eutrophic to mesotropic conditions