Cordaites raconicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000417


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: 133

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 30a–g; pl. 3, fig. 7, pl. 28, figs 3–10, pl. 29, figs 1–2


Holotype ZŠ 238, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 30a–g; pl. 3, fig. 7, pl. 28, figs 3–10, pl. 29, figs 1–2

Original diagnosis/description

Amphistomatic, small and narrow leaves, infrequent vein density, 2 thin veins alternate with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with longitudinally tetragonal cells, stomata in poorly defined stomatal rows, reniform lateral subsidiary cells, abaxial cuticle with oblong cells, stomata in well-defined stomatal rows forming stomatiferous bands. Crypt has “Florin ring” shape.


From the Latin name of the town of Rakovník, near the type locality.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation; Radnice Member, Lubná Coals. Bolsovian (Westphalian C)


Czech Republic
Lubná near Rakovník, Filip II quarry, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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