Acaulangium Millay

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000027


Authors: M. A. Millay

Rank: genus

Reference: Millay, M. A. (1977): Acaulangium gen. n., a fertile marattialean from the Upper Pennsylvanian of Illinois. – American Journal of Botany 64(2): 223–229., link

Page of description: 223

Type taxon

Original protologue

Radially or slightly bilaterally symmetrical synangia composed of closely appressed, elongate, exannulate sporangia; synangium enlarged at base by a parenchymatous tissue; sporangia appressed centrally at midlevels, sporangial tips blunt and curving over central hollow area; synangia sessile on lower surface of pecopterid pinnules. Outer facing sporangial walls at least two cells thick, inner facing walls one cell thick; dehiscence by the rupture of elongate cells ccupying the midline of the inner facing sporangial walls.


A (Gr.)-without, kaulos (Gr.)-stalk, angeios (Gr.)-small container.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood