Dadoxylon agathioides Kräusel et K.P.Jain

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000199


Authors: R. O. K. Kräusel & K. P. Jain

Rank: species

Reference: Kräusel, R. O. K. & Jain, K. P. (1964): New fossil coniferous woods from the Rajmahal Hills, Bihar, India. – The Palaeobotanist 12(1): 59–67., link

Page of description: 50

Illustrations or figures: pl. 1, figs 1-6, pl. 3, figs 14, 15, text-figs 1-4

Other combinations

Agathoxylon agathioides (Kräusel et Jain) Kloster et Gnaedinger 2018


Holotype 24288/255, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India

Note: Holotype characteristic: Decorticated secondary wood, measuring 7 cm × 3 cm in size.

Original protologue

Growth rings present but indistinct, pits only on the radial walls, arranged in groups over short distances, one to several, alternate, contiguous, hexagonal, with cross-shaped aperture. Resinous tracheids abundant, no xylem parenchyma. Medullary rays simple, uniseriate, 2-20 cells high. Cross-field pits 2-8 per field, more or less round, with elliptical aperture.


Rajmahal Stage


Mandro, Rajmahal Hills, Bihar

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood