Cordaites risutensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000414


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: 126

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 26a–e; pl. 21


Holotype ZŠ 235, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-figs 26a–e; pl. 21

Original diagnosis/description

Narrow, amphistomatic leaves with dense indistinct venation, and indefinite number of thin veins. Cells of adaxial cuticle tetragonal, stomata in dark bands, cells of abaxial cuticle oblong, stomata in single stomatal rows, polar ends of guard cells swallow tail-shaped, lateral subsidiary cells oval to reniform.


From the type locality at Řisuty village.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Slaný Formation; Malesice (Hředle) Member. Stephanian B


Czech Republic
Řisuty, borehole Ři 24, depth 74.45 m, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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