Cordaites rerichensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000409


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: 121

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 21a–e; pl. 15, figs 4, 5, pl. 16


Holotype ZŠ 67, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 21a–e; pl. 15, figs 4, 5, pl. 16

Original diagnosis/description

Amphistomatic leaves, medium-dense venation, 2–3 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells and stomata arranged in single stomatal rows, abaxial cuticle with oblong cells and stomata having 2 kidney-shaped lateral subsidiary cells in single or double stomatal rows.


From the type locality at Řeřichy village.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation; Radnice Member, Lubná Group of coals, Bolsovian (Westphalian C)


Czech Republic
Řeřichy, borehole Ře 3, depth 293,2 – 293,5 m, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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