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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.

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Type: UG-1260

Category: Pteridophyta

Taxonomical identification: Coniogramme africana-type

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:
Tryon, A.F. and Lugardon, B. (1990) Spores of the Pteridophyta. Surface, wall structure, and diversity based on Electron Microscope Studies. Springer-Verlag, New York
Hemp, A. (2002) Ecology of the pteridophytes on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro: I. Altitudinal distribution. Plant Ecology 159, 211–239

Description: Spores tetrahedral-globose, often deeply curved, yellow to brown, 37–30 × 30 μm, surface faintly patterned (rugate or irregularly papillate), trilete scar with relatively short arms (2/3 the radius). This type may be affiliated with Coniogramme africana Hieron., which occurs in tropical Africa and Madagascar in submontane and subalpine zones at altitudes ranging from ca. 1100 to 2200 m (Tryon and Lugardon, 1990; Hemp, 2002).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information