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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-6Type: HdV-6

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Coniochaeta xylariispora

First publication: van Geel, B. (1978) A palaeoecological study of Holocene peat bog sections in Germany and the Netherlands, based on the analysis of pollen, spores and macro- and microscopic remains of fungi, algae cormophytes and anymals. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25, 1–120

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
van Geel, B. and Aptroot, A. (2006) Fossil ascomycetes in Quaternary deposits. Nova Hedwigia 82, 313–329

Description: Ascospores 12–15 × 5–6 × 3–4 µm, one-celled, bilaterally flattened, with a germ slit along one side; Perithecia 270–310 × 195 µm, upper surface covered with pointed hairs up to 45 × 3.5 µm.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In Sphagnum bogs

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On dead and decaying organic matter

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Minerotrophic sandy peat