Cordaites idae Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000408


Authors: 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 protologue

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