Podocarpoxylon verticalis I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000391

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:391

Authors: I. Poole & D. J. Cantrill

Rank: species

Reference: Poole, I. & Cantrill, D. J. (2001): Fossil Woods From Williams Point Beds, Livingston Island, Antarctica: A Late Cretaceous Southern High Latitude Flora. – Palaeontology 44(6): 1081–1112.

Page of description: 1092

Illustrations or figures: pl. 2, figs 5–6, pl. 3, figs 1–2


Holotype P. 3055.273, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 2, figs 5–6, pl. 3, figs 1–2

Note: paratype: P. 3055.262

Original diagnosis/description

Wood composed of tracheids and rare axial parenchyma (Pl. 3, fig. 2). Tracheids commonly with uniseriate rows of podocarpoid pits on the radial walls. Pit contiguity high, 6.3–8.2. Cross-field regions with 1–5 pits; where two pits are present they are vertical, only rarely oblique in arrangement.


Latin verticalis, referring to the characteristic vertical arrangement of the cross-field pits.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Williams Point Beds, age-range of Cenomanian–early Campanian


ash-rich horizon outcropping between two large hydroclastic vents on Williams Point, Livingston Island, 62°28.5′S, 60°8.2′W

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood


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