Acanthophyllum shiblii Ramteke et Kapgate

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002733


Authors: D. D. Ramteke & D. K. Kapgate

Rank: species

Genus: Acanthophyllum Ramteke et Kapgate

Reference: Ramteke, D. D. & Kapgate, D. K. (2014): A petrified fossil dicot leaf Acanthophyllum shiblii gen. et sp. nov. from Deccan Intertrappean exposures of Shibla, Yeotmal District, Maharashtra State, India. – International Journal of Researches in Biosciences & Agriculture Technology 2014(Special Issue): 122–131., link

Page of description: 128

Illustrations or figures: figs 1–7

Name is type for

Acanthophyllum Ramteke et Kapgate 2014 nom. illeg., non Acanthophyllum C.A.Meyer, Verz. Pfl. Casp. Meer. (C.A. von Meyer) 210 (1831) (recent) nec Acanthophyllum Hook. et Arn., Companion Bot. Mag. 1: 37 (1835) (recent) nec Acanthophyllum Doub. et R.Germar, Compt. Rend. Congr. Natl. Soc. Savantes, Sec. Sci


Holotype DDR/Ang. Leaf, Department of Botany, J. M. Patel College, Bhandara, India
Figures: figs 1–7

Original diagnosis/description

A leaf measuring 8.0 mm in length, lateral lamina on right side 4.2 mm and on left side 3.8 mm in length and 10–13 μm thick. Midrib ranges 4.1 × 5.6 mm in size. Epidermis single layered, Mesophyll differentiated into palisade measuring 77–80 μm and spongy parenchyma with intercellular spaces, measuring 65–72 μm in diameter. Median vascular bundle is well preserved, lateral vascular bundle is conjoint, collateral and open. In mesophyll secretary canals present measuring 135–142 μm. Stomata are confined in the upper epidermis. Metaxylem elements measuring 80–90 μm and protoxylem 55–65 μm in size.


...and named as Acanthophyllum shiblii gen. et sp nov., the specific name after the Intertrappean beds.


Uppermost Cretaceous (Maastrichitian) – Lower Eocene, Deccan Intertrappean Series


Shibla, Yeotmal, Maharashtra

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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