Cordaites idae Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000408


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: 120

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 20a–h; pl. 12, figs 11–14, pl. 13, figs 2–11, pl. 14, pl. 15, figs 1, 2


Holotype ZŠ 219, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 20a

Original diagnosis/description

Narrow, hypostomatic, lanceolate leaves, dense venation, 1–2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticles with oblong cells, abaxial cuticle with longitudinally oblong cells, stomata composed of 2 rhomboidal or oval polar, and 2 oblong lateral subsidiary cells, forming single or double stomatal rows.


From Ida Gallery, the former name of the type locality.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Žacléř Formation; Prkenný Důl-Žďárky Member, Strážkovice Coals, Duckmantian (Westphalian B)


Czech Republic
Rtyně v Podkrkonoší, Nejedlý Mine (formerly Ida Gallery), Intrasudetic Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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