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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-18

Category: Bryophyta

Sub-category: Sphagnaceae

Taxonomical identification: Sphagnum magellanicum

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 branching in fascicles. Cortical cells of stem and branches fibrillose. Leaves broadly ovate, deeply concave, hood-shaped, ecostate. Leaves with a regular pattern of alternating green and hyaline cells reinforced with spiral fibres. Green cells completely enclosed on both surfaces of leaf.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information