Cordaites malesicensis Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000420


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: 138

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 33a–e; pl. 3, fig. 12, pl. 34, figs 6–8, pl. 35, figs 1–3


Holotype ZŠ 240, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-fig. 33a–e; pl. 3, fig. 12, pl. 34, figs 6–8, pl. 35, figs 1–3

Original diagnosis/description

Hypostomatic leaves with relatively dense venation. Thin veins are indiscernible. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells, abaxial cuticle with stomata arranged into well defined stomatal rows joined into stomatiferous bands. The lateral cells are oblong, the polar cells rhomboidal, characteristic transverse crypt.


From the Malesice unit, which includes the Mšec Members.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Slaný Formation; Mšec Member, Stephanian B


Czech Republic
Slaný, Slaný Mine, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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