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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

HdV-2Type: HdV-2

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Gelasinospora cf. retispora

Synonym: Neurospora cf. retispora

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
Chambers, F.M., van Geel, B. and van der Linden, M. (2011) Considerations for the preparation of peat samples for palynology, and for the counting of pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs. Mires and Peat 7, 1–14

Description: Ascospores, ellipsoidal to ovoid, spore surface dark brown, 25–33 × 15–19 µm, ornamented with 2–4 µm wide, hyaline pits, with one germ pore at each end.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In decomposed peat, layers with charcoal, Sphagnum bogs.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information