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 protologue

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