Annularia sardiniana Cleal, Scanu, Buosi, Pittau et Kustat.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000152


Authors: C. J. Cleal, G. G. Scanu, C. Buosi, P. Pittau & E. Kustatscher

Rank: species

Reference: Cleal, C. J., Scanu, G. G., Buosi, C., Pittau, P. & Kustatscher, E. (2016): Middle Pennsylvanian vegetation of the San Giorgio Basin, southern Sardinia (Italy). – Geological Magazine 154(5): 1155–1170.

Page of description: 157

Illustrations or figures: Figures 3 a–c, 6i


Original protologue

Leafy shoots with circular leaf whorls of typically 36 mm (sometimes up to 70 mm) diameter; each whorl with 11- 30 (typically 20) linear-lanceolate, 2.0- 2.5 mm wide, rather lax leaves with acute to bluntly acute apex, basally fused to 1.0- 1.5 m wide collar.


Named for Sardinia, the region where this species has been described for the first time


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian, Moscovian


San Giorgio Basin, SE Sardinia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood