Boweria nowarudensis Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et C.J.Cleal

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000113


Authors: J. Frojdová, J. Pšenička, J. Bek & C. J. Cleal

Rank: species

Genus: Boweria Kidst.

Reference: Frojdová, J., Pšenička, J., Bek, J. & Cleal, C. J. (2017): Revision of the Pennsylvanian fern Boweria Kidston and the establishment of the new genus Kidstoniopteris. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 236: 33–58.

Page of description: 43

Illustrations or figures: pl. 7


Holotype 1885/001/0028, Geological Survey of Austria, Vienna, Austria
Figures: pl. 7
Previously published illustration or figures: pl. 40, fig. 6 in Stur, D. R. J. (1885): Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Flora der Vorwelt. II. Die Carbon-Flora der Schatzlarer Schichten.Abh. K.-kön. geol. Reichsanst. 11(1): 1–418 + pls 18–25, 25b, 26–65.

Note: This specimen is one of the original Stur's syntypes of Hapalopteris schatzlarensis (≡ Boweria schatzlarensis).

Original diagnosis/description

Rachises, hirsute and winged; pinnules larger on acroscopic sides, pinnatified, ovoid-elongated, margin deeply lobate; sporangia attached to end of lateral veins at top of pinnule lobes, round – elliptical in shape, annulate; annulus equatorial, occupying from a third to a half of the sporangium; in situ microspores with concave to subcircular amb, trilete mark three-quarters of the radius and microgranulate exine.


Based on the name of the locality.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian, Moscovian
Lower Moscovian (Duckmantian)


Nowa Ruda (formerly Neurode)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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