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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: HdV-16A

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Byssotecium circinnans

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
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329

Description: Ascospores three-septate, slightly curved, constricted at the middle septum (29–) 34–38 (–47) x 10–13 µm, exclusive of the 1–2 (–5) µm thick, undulating epispore.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In mesotrophic conditions in Sphagnum peat

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Dry phases