Sorindeioxylon gorongosense M.K.Bamford et M.Pickford
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002686
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2686
Authors: M. K. Bamford & M. Pickford
Genus: Sorindeioxylon M.K.Bamford et M.Pickford
Reference: Bamford, M. K. & Pickford, M. (2021): Stratigraphy, chronology and palaeontology of the Tertiary rocks of the Cheringoma Plateau, Mozambique. – Fossil Imprint 77(1): 187–213.
Page of description: 203
Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 15
Name is type for
Sorindeioxylon M.K.Bamford et M.Pickford 2021
Holotype BP/16/1738, Evolutionary Studies Institute, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
Figures: text-fig. 15
Note: Holotype is formed by hree slides and the remaining piece of wood.
Diffuse porous dicotyledonous wood with indistinct to absent growth rings. Vessels round, solitary or in pairs, tangential diameter 50–100 μm and less than 5 vessels per square mm. Perforation plates are simple. Intervessel and vessel-ray pits are the same, alternately arranged and 6–8 μm in diameter. Apotracheal parenchyma in narrow terminal or initial bands. Paratracheal parenchyma is vasicentric to rarely aliform. Rays are low, uni- to triseriate with the uniseriate sections as wide as the triseriate sections, heterocellular with mixed procumbent, square and upright cells. Prismatic crystals occur in the upright and square ray cells.
The species name refers to Gorongosa National Park with the Latin suffix ense meaning “from”.
Mazamba Formation, probably late Eocene
Muaredzi Site 5 (18°56′02.0″S, 34°36′50.6″E) fossil wood associated with palaeopan, northwest side
Plant fossil remain
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