Araucaria rothwellii J.Kvaček in Kvaček, Iymaz, Hosgor & Mendes

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000282

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:282

Authors: J. Kvaček

Rank: species

Reference: Kvaček, J., Iymaz, I. O., Hosgor, I. & Mendes, M. M. (2019): New araucarian conifer from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of southeastern Turkey. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(6): 597–606.

Page of description: 604

Illustrations or figures: figs 3, 4

Types

Holotype K 2886, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: figs 3A, 4A–F

Original protologue

Shoots bearing helically arranged imbricate leaves. Leaves dimorphic, multiveined, sessile, not keeled. Apex attenuate, base slightly narrowed. Leaves amphistomatic. Stomata oriented parallel to leaf margin, arranged in longitudinal rows. Stomata surrounded by four or five subsidiary cells. Ordinary epidermal cells elongate, rhomboidal.

Etymology

In honor of Gar Rothwell, who significantly contributed to our understanding of conifer evolution.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Bozova Formation, Late Campanian to Early Maastrichtian

Locality

Turkey
Mazıdağı-Mardin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood