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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-315Type: HdV-315

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Zygnemataceae

Taxonomical identification: Spirogyra sp.

Similar: HdV-C (van Geel 1976), HdV-130

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: van Geel, B. (1976) Fossil spores of Zygnemataceae in ditches of a prehistoric settlement in Hoogkarspel (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 22, 337–334
Miola, A., Bondesan, A., Corain, L., Favaretto, S., Mozzi, P., Piovan, S. and Sostizzo, I. (2006) Wetlands in the Venetian Po Plain (northeastern Italy) during the Last Glacial Maximum: Interplay between vegetation, hydrology and sedimentary environment. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141, 83–102

Description: Ellipsoidal zygospores (or aplanospores?), smooth wall with a longitudinal furrow, which often encircles (almost) the whole spore

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In layers of the the Younger Dryas and Early Preboreal

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Spirogyra species inhabit lakes, ponds and slow flowing streams and rivers; They are common in relatively clean eutrophic water.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Open water / Relative eutrophic conditions