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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-8CHdV-8CType: HdV-8C

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Actinopeltis sp.

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

Description: Fruit bodies 70–100 µm in diameter, darkly pigmented; Wall of covering membrane composed of radiating files of subquadratic cells, 2–5 µm wide at the smooth margin; Ostiole surrounded by a ring of small cells with thick black walls, basal plate radially structured.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In Sphagnum raised bog deposits

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: On ferns

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Raised bog vegetation