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Can You Help... identify some early Holocene spores from northwestern Scotland?

I am currently working on the Lateglacial / early Holocene section of a lacustrine core from northwestern Scotland. In the basal clays I have found a relatively large spike of a pollen grain / spore that I am unable to identify. There is also a smaller, but isolated spike at the very beginning of the Holocene; possibly suggesting an association with the deglacial, early warming at the end of the glacial and Younger Dryas periods.

I really would be grateful for any comments on the attached photos - the size is variable ca. 50┬Ám.

Mrs P H Ranner
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
University of Durham
South Road


Spore #1

Spore #2