Dadoxylon santalense S.C.D.Sah et K.P.Jain

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000201


Authors: S. C. D. Sah & K. P. Jain

Rank: species

Reference: Sah, S. C. D. & Jain, K. P. (1964): Some fossil woods from the Jurassic of Rajmahal Hills, Bihar, India. – The Palaeobotanist 12(2): 169–180 + 3 pls., link

Page of description: 178

Illustrations or figures: pl. 2, fig. 11, pl. 3, figs 15-18, text-figs 9-10

Other combinations

Agathoxylon santalense (Sah et Jain) Kloster et Gnaedinger 2018


Holotype 4506, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India

Note: Holotype characteristic: Decorticated secondary wood, measuring 9 × 11 cm in size.

Original protologue

Secondary wood, growth rings macroscopically distinct, but microscopically indistinguishable, only radial walls of the tracheids pitted, pits mostly uni- sometimes biseriate, tangentially flattened alternate, hexagonal and contiguous. Cross-field pits 2-6, usually 4, bordered, circular, separate; apertures as big as the border. Medullary rays simple, uniseriate, 1-10 cells high (average-4-5 cells in 24 counts). Xylem parenchyma absent. Resin tracheids present at places.


Rajmahal Stage


Mandro, Rajmahal Hills, Bihar.

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood