Cedrus anatolica Akkemik

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001824

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1824

Author: Ü. Akkemik

Rank: species

Reference: Akkemik, Ü. (2021): A new fossil Cedrus species from the early Miocene of northwestern Turkey and its possible affinities. – Palaeoworld 30: 746–756.

Page of description: 747

Illustrations or figures: figs 1, 3, 4


Holotype INO05, Department of Forest Botany, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey
Figures: fig. 1

Note: Paratypes: Thin sections of the specimens INL03, INO06, and KOZ01 (housed in the same repository as holotype).
Localities of paratypes: Inözü Valley of Beypazarı in the province of Ankara (INO for south side, INL for north side). Kozyaka Village of the city of Seben in the province of Bolu (KOZ).

Original diagnosis/description

Growth ring boundaries distinct. Transition from earlywood to latewood gradual. Traumatic resin canals present. Tracheids polygonal. Normal axial resin canals absent. Axial parenchyma very rare and marginal and diffuse. Rays uniseriate, rarely biseriate, or occasionally partly biseriate. Rays’ height mostly 8–20 (1–62) cells. In some samples rays with horizontal resin canals are common. Tracheid pitting in radial walls (in earlywood) is uniseriate and biseriate. Scalloped tori very clearly visible in tracheidal pits on the radial walls. Rays heterogeneous and irregular shaped ray tracheids common in 1–2 rows. Horizontal and end walls of ray parenchyma cells are distinctly pitted. Cross-field pitting is cupressoid and taxodioid with 2–5 pits per cross-field. Tracheid pits on radial walls common, contiguous and slightly araucarioid at the tips of tracheids.


After Anatolia, the main distribution area of the specimens and the modern species of Cedrus libani Richard.


Neogene, Miocene
Hançili Formation, early Miocene


Inözü Valley of Beypazarı in the province of Ankara (INO for south side)

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood


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