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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: UG-1233

Category: Algae

Taxonomical identification: Coelastrum reticulatum

First publication: Gelorini, V., Verbeken, A., van Geel, B., Cocqyt, C. and Vershuren, D. (2011) Modern non-pollen palynomorphs from East African lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 143–173

Other publication/s:
Jankovská, V. and Komárek, J. (2000) Indicative value of Pediastrum and other coccal green algae in palaeoecology. Folia Geobotanica 35, 59–82
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. and Brook, A.J. (2002) The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Cambridge University Press and the Natural Museum, Cambridge

Description: Coenobia (cells are arranged in a single layer) globose to ovoid, hyaline to pale yellow, 30–41 × 25–39 μm, covered by a hyaline envelope and built from 2, 4 or 8 cells that are globose to ellipsoid, each measuring up to 10 μm; Neighbouring cells connected by 5–7 long, slender processes (up to 8 μm); Intercellular spaces large.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Coelastrum reticulatum (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) has a worldwide distribution, and is common in the tropics. It mainly occurs planktonic in warm ponds and productive lakes (Jankovská and Komárek, 2000; John et al., 2002).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information