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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-1255

Category: Pteridophyta

Taxonomical identification: Ophioglossum subg. Ophioglossum

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: Burrows, J.E. and Johns, R.J. (2001) Ophioglossaceae. In: Beentje, H.J., Smith, S.A.L. (eds.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam-Brookfield

Description: Spores globose, brown, 35 × 30 μm, surface covered with fine ridges developed into a dense reticulum, and irregularly spaced, depressed areolae (halos) underneath; Trilete scar with short arms (1/2 to 2/3 the radius).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: The subgenus Ophioglossum is widely distributed in both tropical and temperate regions at low altitudes. It occurs in a wide range of habitats, from woodland and the margins of evergreen forest to wet grassland and sandy soils overlying granite sheet-rock (Burrows and Johns, 2001).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information