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Volume 18 (2016) Article 11
Characterisation of Holocene plant macrofossils from North Spanish ombrotrophic mires: vascular plants.
by M. Souto, D. Castro, X. Pontevedra-Pombal, E. Garcia-Rodeja and M.I. Fraga
Published online: 10.06.2016
Methods and criteria that were used to identify plant macrofossils from four ombrotrophic mires in northern Spain are presented. Twelve monocotyledon and ten dicotyledon species were recorded. Some were identified from vegetative or reproductive macroremains (Eriophorum angustifolium, Molinia caerulea, Calluna vulgaris, Erica mackaiana, Erica tetralix, Potentilla erecta), while others were recognised only by their fruits (Rhynchospora alba, Carex durieui, Carex echinata, Carex binervis, Carex demissa, Betula alba), seeds (Juncus squarrosus, Juncus bulbosus, Luzula multiflora, Narthecium ossifragum, Drosera rotundifolia, Drosera intermedia, Caltha palustris, Daboecia cantabrica), rhizome fragments with remains of leaves (Agrostis curtisii), or twigs with buds and leaves (Vaccinium myrtillus). Descriptions of the specific distinctive characters for the plant macrofossils that were recorded are accompanied by illustrations that facilitate their interpretation. Dichotomous identification keys are also provided.
Souto, M., Castro, D., Pontevedra-Pombal, X., Garcia-Rodeja, E. & Fraga, M.I. (2016): Characterisation of Holocene plant macrofossils from North Spanish ombrotrophic mires: vascular plants. Mires and Peat, 18(11), 1-21. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map18/map1811.php); 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.236
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.