Cordaites sustae Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000400


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: 109

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 11a–g; pl. 2., fig. 2, pl. 4, figs 5–9, pl. 5, figs 1–3


Holotype A 6581, Ostrava Museum, Ostrava, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-figs 11a–g; pl. 2., fig. 2, pl. 4, figs 5–9, pl. 5, figs 1–3

Original diagnosis/description

Narrow lanceolate hypostomatic leaves with rounded apex. The venation is dense, parallel, 1–2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells, abaxial cuticle papillary with longitudinally tetragonal cells, stomata dispersed in rare, poorly defined stomatal rows.


From Václav Šusta, a Czech palaeobotanist.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Karviná Formation; Upper Suchá Member, roof of the 19th coal seam, VI. floor west. 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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