Pinuxylon alonissianum Mantz. et Sakala in Mantzouka, Sakala, Kvaček, Koskeridou & Ioakim

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000281


Authors: D. Mantzouka & J. Sakala

Rank: species

Reference: Mantzouka, D., Sakala, J., Kvaček, Z., Koskeridou, E. & Ioakim, C. (2019): Two fossil conifer species from the Neogene of Alonissos Island (Iliodroma, Greece).Geodiversitas 41(3): 125–142., link

Page of description: 132

Illustrations or figures: figs 3D, 5A–O


Original diagnosis/description

Coniferous wood with distinct growth ring boundaries, gradual transition from early to latewood, thin walled latewood tracheids, axial and radial resin canals (mainly at the latewood), thin–walled epithelial cells, bordered pits in radial walls with well–defined disc–shaped torus, no axial parenchyma observed, rays: exclusively uniseriate, fusiform rays with average height of rays 4–12 (-20) cells, tracheid pits uniseriate, ray tracheids present with up to four rows of cells, cell walls of ray tracheids smooth and occasionally slightly dentate, ray tracheid pit borders with dentate thickenings, horizontal and end walls of ray parenchyma cells smooth, no indentures observed, cross–field pitting pinoid in1-2 rows of 1–2 (-6) pits per cross–field.


The epithet, alonissianum, is due to the origin of the described material (Alonissos Island, Greece).


Neogene, Miocene
Early Miocene; Lignite horizon


Votsi, Central Alonissos Island

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood


Use comments to notify PFNR administrators of mistakes or incomplete information relevant to this record.