Antarctoxylon multiseriatum I.Poole et Cantrill

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000396


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: 1104

Illustrations or figures: pl. 8, figs 1–6


Holotype P. 1806.10, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Figures: pl. 8, figs 1–6

Original diagnosis/description

Diffuse to semi-ring porous. Vessels solitary or in radial chains of up to seven; vessel tangential diameter small. Perforation plates scalariform with c. 15 bars per plate. Intervessel pitting bordered, tightly packed, alternate, opposite and scalariform. Vessel-ray pitting circular to scalariform. Rays of two sizes: uniseriate/biseriate and multiseriate, heterocellular. Multiseriate rays up to 11-seriate and majority >1.5mm in height.


After the characteristic tall, multiseriate rays.


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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