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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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Spirogyra cf. scrobiculataType: HdV-342

Category: Algae

Taxonomical identification: Spirogyra cf. scrobiculata

Similar: T-19

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:
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
Kurhy, P. (1988) A palaeobotanical and palynological study of Holocene peat from the E Bosque mire. Located in a volcanic area of the Cordillera central of Colombia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 55; 19–72
van Geel, B., Coope, G.R. and van der Hammen, T. (1989) Palaeoecology and stratigraphy of the Late-glacial type section at Usselo (The Netherlands). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 60, 25–129
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
Miola, A., Favaretto, S., Sostizzo, I., Valentini, G. and Asioli, A. (2010) Holocene salt marsh plant communities in the North Adriatic coastal plain (Italy) as reflected by pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs and plant macrofossil analyses. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 19, 513–529

Description: Ellipsoidal Spirogyra spores, 80–90 x 44–52 µm; Wall about 1.5–2 µm thick, with pits 2.5 µm wide and 3–4 µm apart; Most spores burst open along a meridional suture.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In sedge fen peat

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: In temporary, small and shallow pools during the wet seasons

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Marshy conditions / Shallow, open water during the spring season