Berhamniphyllum junrongiae Z.K.Zhou, T.X.Wang et J.Huang in Zhou, Wang, Huang, Liu, Deng, Li, Deng & Su

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN003286


Authors: Z. K. Zhou, T. X. Wang & J. Huang

Rank: species


Reference: Zhou, Z. K., Wang, T. X., Huang, J., Liu, J., Deng, W., Li, S. H., Deng, C. L. & Su, T. (2020): Fossil leaves of Berhamniphyllum (Rhamnaceae) from Markam, Tibet and their biogeographic implications. – Science China Earth Sciences 63: 224–234.

Page of description: 228

Illustrations or figures: fig. 3a–c, g


Original diagnosis/description

Leaf form varied greatly. Leaf margin entire or sinuous. Secondaries eucamptodromous, spacing regular. Secondaries straight from the midvein to near margin then arching abruptly upward and entering into a margin vein (Figure 3b and g). Secondaries dense on the upper half portion of the blade. Tertiaries dense and parallel, percurrent, obtuse to the midvein.


The specific epithet junrongiae is dedicated to a Chinese paleobotanist Prof. Junrong Tao for her significant contributions to the Cenozoic Paleobotany of China and pioneering work on Markam flora.


Paleogene, Eocene
Upper Eocene Lawula Formation


Kajun village, Markam, Tibet

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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