Wielandiella villosa (C.Pott, McLoughlin, S.Q.Wu et E.M.Friis) C.Pott, Xiao L.Wang et Xiao T.Zheng

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000003

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:3

Authors: C. Pott, X. Wang & X. Zheng

Rank: species

Basionym: Anomozamites villosus C.Pott, McLoughlin, S.Q.Wu et E.M.Friis

Reference: Pott, C., Wang, X. & Zheng, X. (2015): Wielandiella villosa comb. nov. from the Middle Jurassic of Daohugou, China: More Evidence for Divaricate Plant Architecture in Williamsoniceae. – Botanica Pacifica. A journal of plant science and conservation 4(2): 137–148.

Page of description: 139


Holotype B0169B, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Figures: pl. I, fig. 1

Note: counterpart of holotype: B0169A (pl. I, fig. 2)

Original diagnosis/description

Petiolate leaves, abscised as a whole, regularly segmented, narrow and linear to lanceolate in gross outline, lacking an apical leaflet. Leaflets opposite to alternate and densely arranged, inserted laterally on the rachis at almost 90°, entirely free to the base, falcate to quadrate; apices bluntly rounded; bases slightly contracted. Several fine veins entering the leaflets, bifurcating close to the rachis and then traversing the leaflet perpendicular to the rachis. Margins and abaxial side of the rachis densely covered with long, stiff hairs; abaxial leaflet surface densely covered with soft, shaggy hairs.


From Latin villosus (shaggy, hairy).


Jurassic, Middle Jurassic
Daohugou beds (lower Tiaojishan or upper Jiulongshan Formation), probably late Middle Jurassic


Daohugou Village, Shantou Township, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia (41°18 N, 119°13 E).

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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