Cordaites sudeticus Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000407


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: 116

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 1i, 18a–d; pl. 2, fig. 9, pl. 11


Holotype ZŠ 215, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: pl. 2, fig. 9

Original diagnosis/description

Large, amphistomatic, lanceolate leaves with blunt apices. Venation is dense, 1–2 indistinct veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial and abaxial cuticles, oblong cells and stomata isolated from each other, separated in infrequent poorly defined stomatal rows.


From the Sudetic region, the type region.


Vrchlabí Formation, Rudník Horizon, layers 1 and 8 (sensu Šimůnek, Drábková and Zajíc 1990). Permian, Lower Autunian


Czech Republic
Vrchlabí, road cut w. from town, Krkonoše Piedmont Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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