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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-384Type: HdV-384

Category: Algae

Sub-category: Charophyceae

Taxonomical identification: Chara sp.

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: Limaye, R.B., Kumaran, K.P.N., Nair, K.M. and Padmalal, D. (2007) Non-pollen palynomorphs as potential palaeoenvironmental indicators in the Late Quaternary sediments of the west coast of India. Current Science 92, 1370–1382

Description: Oospore, with spiral bands and coronular cells, calcified gyrogonites

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Chara species grow at the bottom of water bodies with usually very clean, nutrient-poor, calcareous fresh water, rarely in brackish water.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Pioneer conditions