Ternstroemites klettwitzensis Striegler

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002689

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2689

Author: U. Striegler

Rank: species

Reference: Striegler, U. (2021): New leaf species from the upper Miocene flora of the leaf-bearing Wischgrund clay (Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg, Germany). – Fossil Imprint 77(1): 102–110.

Page of description: 106

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 6, 7


Original diagnosis/description

Lamina narrow elliptical, base acute, apex attenuate; ratio length/width 3.5 to 5.9; margin uniserrate, teeth crenulate pressed to acute with glands, in the lower area only glands. Primary vein strong, secondary veins thin, irregular brochidodromous, meandered or kinked, partly forked from the innermost third, connected by irregular arches, from marginal arches short veins running into the teeth. Tertiary veins irregular reticulate. Petiole short and thick.


According to the Klettwitz opencast mine, locality of the species.


Neogene, Miocene, Tortonian
Rauno Formation, Mühlrose Beds, floristic complex "Schipkau” (macrofloristic zone XIII according to Mai 1995), leaf-bearing clay of Wischgrund


clay pit Wischgrund near Lauchhammer, Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg, Germany (devastated by Klettwitz opencast mine in the year 1987)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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