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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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HdV-172Type: HdV-172

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Coniochaeta cf. ligniaria / C. lignaria

First publication: van Geel, B., Hallewas, D.P. and Pals, J.P. (1983) A Late Holocene deposit under the Westfriese Zeedijknear Enkhuizen (Prov of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands): palaeoecological and archaeological aspects. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynolynology 38, 269–335

Other publication/s:
Munk, A. (1957) Danish Pyrenomycetes. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 17 (1), 1–491
Marinova, E. and Atanassova, J. (2006) Anthropogenic impact on vegetation and environment during the Bronze Age in the area of Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria: Pollen, microscopic charcoal, non-pollen palynomorphs and plant macrofossils. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 165–178
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329
Farr, D.F. and Rossman, A.Y. (2009) Fungal Databases, Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA. Retrieved January 1, 2009, from http://nt.ars-grin.gov/fungaldatabases/
van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190
Medeanic, S. and Bagadin Silva, M. (2010) Indicative value of non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) and palynofacies for palaeoreconstructions: Holocene Peat, Brazil. International Journal of Coal Geology 84, 248–257

Description: Ascospores ellipsoid, 14.5–19.9 x 11.6–14.6 (–15.7) µm, one-celled, bilaterally flattened, the two flattened sides dark brown and a light brown zone encircling the spore; Germ slit along the narrow side in the light brown zone.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In soil surface samples from a Roman Period settlement site with strong evidence for a high density of domesticated animals.

Co-occurence: Thelypteris palustris

Modern occurence: According to Munk (1957), Coniochaeta ligniaria is common on dung and wood (see also Farr and Rossman, 2009).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information