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HdV-27Type: HdV-27

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Tilletia sphagni

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 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
Kurhy, P. (1985) Transgressions of a raised bog across a coverstand ridge originally covered with an oak-lime forest. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 44, 313–353
Fernández, C.A. (1993) Fungal palynomorphs and algae from Holocene bottom sediments of Chascomús Lake, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Palynology 17, 187–200
Kuhry, P. (1997) The palaeoecology ot a treed bog in western boreal Canada: a study based on microfossils, macrofossils and physico-chemical properties. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 96, 183–224
Carrión, J.S. and Navarro, C. (2002) Cryptogam spores and other non-pollen microfossils as sources of palaeoecological information: case studies from Spains. Annales Botanici Fennici 39, 1–14

Description: Spores globose, spherical or subspherical, 16–21 µm in diameter, septate, aporate, light yellow, appearing reticulate but sculpture consisting of anastomosing grooves, greatest distance between the grooves 4–7 µm, surface formed by a polygonal irregular reticulum with muri less than 1 µm thick and 2 µm high; Lumina reaches 3 µm in width; Inner wall is 1 µm thick.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: On Sphagnum cuspidatum remains

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of the host plant / Fungal activity