Lesbosoxylon kemaliyensis Akkemik, Mantz. et D.K.Yıldırım

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001780

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1780

Authors: Ü. Akkemik, D. Mantzouka & D. K. Yıldırım

Rank: species

Reference: Akkemik, Ü., Mantzouka, D. & Yıldırım, D. K. (2020): The first report of Lesbosoxylon Süss & Velitzelos from the early-middle Miocene of eastern Anatolia. – Geodiversitas 42(23): 427–441.

Page of description: 432

Illustrations or figures: figs 3–6


Original diagnosis/description

Coniferous wood with resin canals. Growth ring boundaries distinct, transition from earlywood to latewood mostly gradual, axial and radial resin canals with thin-walled epithelial cells, latewood tracheids thin to thick walled, bordered pits on radial walls of tracheids 1-2 (-3) seriate, crassulae common, rays heterocellular, uniseriate, partly biseriate, uniseriate rays up to 27 cells high, fusiform rays up to 30 seriate high. Axial parenchyma occasionally present. Ray tracheids 2-3 rows, cell walls of ray tracheids smooth. Cross-field pitting pinoid, 1-2 (-6) pits per cross-field, horizontal and end walls of ray parenchyma cells smooth and slightly nodular, horizontal walls occasionally pitted, indentures not observed.


The epithet “kemaliyensis” comes from the name of the main city “Kemaliye” nearby the fossil site.


Neogene, Miocene
Divriği formation, early-middle Miocene


Kemaliye (Eğin), Erzincan

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood


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