Cordaites odolovensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000416


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: 130

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 28a–d; pl. 23, figs 2–5


Holotype ZŠ 237, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 28a–d; pl. 23, figs 2–5

Original diagnosis/description

Narrow, lanceolate, amphistomatic leaves with infrequent venation, 4–5 very thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Cells of adaxial cuticle are oblong with dispersed stomata, abaxial cuticle with rounded and oblong cells, stomata arranged in stomatal rows joined into stomatiferous bands. Crypt distinct, oval.


From Odolov, village of the Nejedlý Mine area.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Žacléř Formation, Prkenný Důl-Žďárky Member, Strážkovice Coals, 1sttuffitic interbed above the base of the 3rd Žďárky coal seam. Duckmantian (Westphalian B)


Czech Republic
Rtyně v Podkrkonoší, Nejedlý Mine (formerly Ida Gallery), stope 507, Intrasudetic Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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