Cordaites karvinensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000399


Author: Z. Šimůnek

Rank: species

Reference: Šimůnek, Z. (2007): Genus Cordaites from the Carboniferous and Permian of the Bohemian Massif (Epidermal structure study). – Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis 62(2006)(3–4): 97–210., link

Page of description: 108

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 10a-e; pl. 2, fig. 1, pl. 4, figs 1–4


Holotype A 5999, Ostrava Museum, Ostrava, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-figs 10a-e; pl. 2, fig. 1, pl. 4, figs 1–4

Original diagnosis/description

Haplocheilic, relatively narrow, lanceolte leaves with medium-dense parallel venation, 1 or 2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oblong to trapezoidal cells. Cells of abaxial cuticle are oblong, rectangular, stomata dispersed in poorly defined, rare stomatal rows.


From the type locality in the town of Karviná.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Karviná Formation, Upper Suchá Member, Coal seam No. 19, Langsettian (Westphalian A)


Czech Republic
Karviná, Hlubina Mine, Upper Silesian Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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