Voltziopsis townrovii W.B.K.Holmes et Ash

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000220

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:220

Authors: W.B. K. Holmes & S. R. Ash

Rank: species

Reference: Holmes, W.B. K. & Ash, S. R. (1979): An Early Triassic megafossil flora from the Lorne Basin, New South Wales. – Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 103(1978)(1): 47–70.

Page of description: 65

Illustrations or figures: fig. 7: 3–5


Holotype AMF 59449, Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Figures: fig. 7: 3

Original diagnosis/description

Seed cone elongate, 3.5 to more than 7 cm long, 1.5 cm wdde at maximum, bearing numerous spirally attached cone units composed of a conjoined bract and cone scale. Cone scales 7 mm long, divided into five lobes at midpoint, each lobe bearing a single flattened ovate seed. Bracts tapering and forked, up to 14 mm long.


Triassic, Lower Triassic
Horizon. Camden Head Claystone, Camden Haven Group. Late Early Triassic.


1583 in grey siltstone lens at base of seacliffs on southern side of Camden Head, N.S.W.

loc. 1583 = Camden Head Claystone. In a lens of hard grey siltsone at the base of Camden Head. This is the locality from which Came (1897, 1898) , Voisey (1939) , Pratt (1970) and Retallack (1977) have collected. It is commonly called the Perpendicular Point locality but the original locality descriptions given by these authors indicate that their collections actually came from the base of Camden Head not Perpendicular Point. G. R. 846984.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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