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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

HdV-527Type: HdV-527

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Entorrhiza sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Bos, J.M. and Pals, J.P. (1983) Archaeological and palaeoecological aspects of a medieval house terp in a reclaimed raised bog area in North Holland. Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek 33, 419–444

Other publication/s: Vánky, K. (1994) European Smut Fungi. Gustav Fischer Verlag. Stuttgart, Jena, New York

Description: Spores ellipsoidal, one-celled, hyaline to light-yellow, 12.1–18.4 x 7.8–12.6 µm, with one, often somewhat protruding, apical, about 1 µm wide pore. Wall about 1 µm thick; most spores ornamentated all over with helical superficial striae; Some spores, however, more or less smooth.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Entorrhizomycetes are root parasites of plants in the Juncaceae and Cyperaceae families.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Clay sedimentation environment