Cordaites ledecensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000405


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: 114

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 16a–g; pl. 2, fig. 6, pl. 8, fig. 7, pl. 9


Holotype ZŠ 206, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 16a–g; pl. 2, fig. 6, pl. 8, fig. 7, pl. 9

Original diagnosis/description

Medium wide, amphistomatic leaves with dense parallel venation, 1–2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oval, oblong cells, stomata in infrequent rows, abaxial cuticle with oval, oblong cells, stomata separated in infrequent rows, prominent lateral subsidiary cells.


From the type locality at Ledce village.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation, Nýřany Member. Asturian (Westphalian D)


Czech Republic
Ledce, borehole Le-8, depth 632,45 m, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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