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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: T-16

Category: Bryophyta

Sub-category: Entodontaceae

Taxonomical identification: Pleurozium schreberi

First publication: Kuhry, P. (1988) A palaeobotanical and palynological study of Holocene peat from the El Bosque mire. Located in a volcanic area of the Cordillera central of Colombia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 55, 19–72

Other publication/s: No information

Description: Plants branched. Leaves ovate, concave, costa bifurcate and confined to lower half of leaf, leaf apex notched. Leaf cells smooth, linear. Distinct group of alar cells. Especially, the notched apex is a differential character that separates P. schreberi from other similar mosses, such as Calliergon cuspidatum (Hedw.) Kindb. (Crum and Anderson, 1981).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information