Kidstoniopteris Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et Cleal

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000114

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:114

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

Rank: genus

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: 48

Type taxon

Kidstoniopteris minor (Kidst.) Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et Cleal

Original protologue

Rachis system more than the fourth order; aphlebiae developed; pinnules “sphenopteroid”, laminar or deeply laminar lobate; sporangia leptosporangiate, solitary or grouped, free,marginal; annulus lateral of semi-equatorial type; stomium; rounded apical cell; ordinary cells; trilete circular to triangular microspores with laevigate, microgranulate to granulate sculpture.

Etymology

In honour of the famous palaeobotanist Robert Kidston, who in more than 180 scientific papers laid the foundation for a modern taxonomy and palaeobiology of extinct ferns.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Kidstoniopteris minor (Kidst.) Frojdová, Pšenička, Bek et Cleal 2017