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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-310

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Amphisphaerella dispersella

Synonym: A. amphisphaerioides

First publication: 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

Other publication/s: Bos, J.A.A., van Geel, B., Groenewoudt, B.J. and Lauwerier, R.C.G.M. (2005) Early Holocene environmental change, the presence and disappearance of early Mesolithic habitation near Zutphen (The Netherlands). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 15, 27–43

Description: Ascospores, 20–28 x 7–13 µm, with meridional germ pores.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In early Holocene deposits

Co-occurence: Pollen of Populus tremula

Modern occurence: Saprobic on Populus

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Populus presence in close vicinity