Cordaites silesiacus Šimůnek
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000401
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:401
Author: Z. Šimůnek
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: 110
Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 12a–e; pl. 2, figs 3, 4, pl. 5, figs 5, 6, pl. 6
Holotype A 5989, Ostrava Museum, Ostrava, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 12a–e; pl. 2, figs 3, 4, pl. 5, figs 5, 6, pl. 6
Amphistomatic, medium broad, lanceolate leaves with dense parallel venation, 1 – 2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Cells of both adaxial and abaxial cuticles mostly oblong, stomata of both sides dispersed in rare stomatal rows, polar ends of guard cells of “swallow-tail” shape.
From the region of Silesia in which the type specimen was discovered.
Karviná Formation, Upper Suchá Member, roof of 22nd coal seam, VIth floor west, Langsettian (Westphalian A)
Karviná, Františka Mine, Upper Silesian Basin
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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