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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-1236

Category: Algae

Taxonomical identification: Pediastrum boryanum var. brevicorne

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: Komárek, J. and Jankovská, V. (2001) Review of the green algal genus Pediastrum. Implication for pollen-analytical research. Bibliotheca Phycologia 108, 1–127

Description: Coenobia circular, pale yellow, diameter 50–83 μm, comprised of 16–32 tightly packed cells. Peripheral cells with two triangular lobes flanking a wide V-shaped concave margin, processes very short cylindrical and hyaline, cell wall regularly granular. Peripheral and inner cells resp. 12 and 8 μm.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: P. boryanum var. brevicorne is a planktonic thermophilic taxon, occurring in tropical regions and warmer areas of temperate zones (Komárek and Jankóvska, 2001).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information