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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-1254

Category: Pteridophyta

Taxonomical identification: Phaeoceros cf. carolianus

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:
Proskauer, J. (1951) Studies on Anthocerotales. III. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 78, 331–349
Hodgetts, N. (2004) Mosses and liverworts of Uganda (MALOU). Checklist of hepatics and hornworts. U.K. Natural History Museum. Http://tring.naturalhistory.museum/hosted_sites/bbstbg/ugaheps.htm

Description: Spores tetrahedral-obtuse, brown, 37–50 × 23–37 μm, surface covered with small echinae, not joined by reticulum, some echinae forked and bent; Arms of the trilete scar long (3/4 the radius) and appearing as prominent ridges.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Phaeoceros is distributed nearly worldwide, growing in diverse open habitat such as moist slopes, cleared areas and (often) fallow land (Proskauer, 1951). Only P. carolianus (L.) Prosk. appears to have been reported from Uganda so far (Hodgetts, 2004).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information