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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-569

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: No information

Similar: TM-11

First publication: van Bennekom, J. (1992) Palaeoecologisch onderzoek van twee Middeleeuwse huitsplaatsen op hoogveen te Diemen. Internal Report Hugo de Vries Laboratorium, no. 284, University of Amsterdam

Other publication/s: Cugny, C., Mazier, F. and Galop, D. (2010) Modern and fossil non-pollen palynomorphs from the Basque mountains (western Pyrenees, France): the use of coprophilous fungi to reconstruct pastoral activity. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 19, 391–408

Description: Two-celled fungi spore, consisting of 1 large and 1 small cell, with lengths ca. 4:1. The large cell is 2-3 times long as breadth, the small cell even long as breath. Total length ca. 23 µm, max. breadth ca. 5 µm, length large cell 18 µm, a small cell ca. 5 µm. Grouped 2–10 individuals, small cells touching each other. Some small cells connect to a mycelium. Sometimes ca. 5 grouped small cells form a rectangular, so it seems that they filled a plant cell.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information