Regnellites Tosh.Yamada et M.Kato

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002350


Authors: T. Yamada & M. Kato

Rank: genus

Reference: Yamada, T. & Kato, M. (2002): Regnellites nagashimae gen. et sp. nov., the oldest macrofossil of Marsileaceae, from the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous of western Japan. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 163(5): 715–723., link

Page of description: 716


Regnellites nagashimae Tosh.Yamada et M.Kato

Original diagnosis/description

Rhizomes creeping with roots on the ventral side and leaves on the dorsal side. Leaves bearing two leaflets at petiole tip. Veins dichotomous but partially anastomosing; marginal vein absent. Sporocarps solitary, borne at node. Putative microspores spherical, papillate, ca. 30 μm in diameter.


Meaning resemblance to Regnellidium.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Regnellites nagashimae Tosh.Yamada et M.Kato 2002


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