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HdV-30Type: HdV-30

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Helicosporium / Helicoon pluriseptatum

Similar: T-17

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. and Middeldorp, A.A. (1988) Vegetational history of carbury Bog (Co. Kildare, Ireland) during the last 850 years and a test of the temperature indicator value of 2H/1H measurements of peats samples in relation to historical sources and meteorological data. New Phytologist 109, 377–392
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
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

Description: Conidia helically 8–9 times coiled to form a biconical spore body (30–) 58–73 µm in diameter; Filaments pigmented, multiseptate (4–) 7–9 µm in diameter.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: On decaying plant material

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: In peat bogs and marshy places

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Transition from relatively wet mesotrophic to drier oligotrophic conditions