Diphyllopteris verticillata Ashw.K.Srivast.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001755

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1755

Author: A. K. Srivastava

Rank: species

Genus: Diphyllopteris Ashw.K.Srivast.

Reference: Srivastava, A. K. (1978): Studies in the Glossopteris Flora of India – 43. Some new plant fossils from the Lower Gondwana sediments of Auranga Coalfield, Bihar. – The Palaeobotanist 25: 486–495., link

Page of description: 486

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 1, pl. 1, figs 1–3

Name is type for

Diphyllopteris Ashw.K.Srivast. 1978


Holotype 53/1392, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Figures: text-fig. 1, pl. 1, fig. 1

Original diagnosis/description

Four leaves in two distinct pairs present in a whorl; one pair has spathulate, lanceolate leaves with net venation; other pair has linear, ribbonshaped leaves with a single vascular strand.


Barakar Stage, Lower Gondwana, Lower Permian


Churia fireclay pit, Auranga Coalfield, Bihar

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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