Sydneia Pšenička, Bek, Zodrow, Cleal et A.R.Hemsley

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000317

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:317

Authors: J. Pšenička, J. Bek, E. L. Zodrow, C. J. Cleal & A. R. Hemsley

Rank: genus

Reference: Pšenička, J., Bek, J., Zodrow, E. L., Cleal, C. J. & Hemsley, A. R. (2003): A new late Westphalian fossil marattialean fern from Nova Scotia. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 142: 199–212.

Page of description: 209

Type taxon

Sydneia manleyi Pšenička, Bek, Zodrow, Cleal et A.R.Hemsley

Name is type taxon for

Sydneideae Pšenička, Zodrow et D'Angelo 2013

Original protologue

Fertile frond segments with deeply incised ultimate pinnules. Each pinnule lobe has one pendant synangium on abaxial surface. In the proximal part of pinnae, synangia appear to be alternately in pairs, as a result of the bifurcation of the lateral veins of the lower pinnules. Synangia consist of connate sporangia in an oval configuration, with a wide central cavity. Sporangia elongate and exannulate, bearing both monolete and trilete, laevigate, scabrate to microspinate spores.

Etymology

Named after the city of Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood