Lepidodendron aculeatum Sternb.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000142

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:142

Author: K. M. Sternberg

Rank: species

Reference: Sternberg, K. M. (1820): Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt, Bd. I, H. 1. in Commission im Deutschen Museum, F. Fleischer, Leipzig: 24 pp.

Page of description: 20, tent. 23

Illustrations or figures: pl. 6, fig. 2; pl. 8, fig. 1B a,b (details of leaf cushions)

Name is type for

Sagenaria Brongn. 1822 nom. illeg., synonym of Lepidodendron Sternb., 1820: Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt, vol. I, 1: 23.


Holotype E 4671, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: pl. 6, fig. 6

Note: Refiguerd in Kvaček, J., Straková, M. (1997: Catalogue of fossil plants described in works of Kaspar M. Sternberg. - National Museum, Prague, 201 pp. + 67 pls) on pl. 2, fig. 1. In the captions erroneously called "lectotype", but in text (p. 27) correctly listed as holotype.

Original diagnosis/description

Caudice arboreo, squamis sub rhomboidalibus margine revolutis, costa media aculeata, glandula una in utroque latere, scuto transverse rhomboidali, glandulis tribus horizontaliter notato.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian, Bashkirian
Kladno Formation, Radnice Member (upper Bashkirian Stage)


Czech Republic
Radnice (= Radnitz)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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