Cordaites latus Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000424


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: 144

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 1c, 37a–f; pl. 40, figs 4–7, pl. 41, figs 1–4


Holotype ZŠ 245, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: text-figs 1c, 37a–f; pl. 40, figs 4–7, pl. 41, figs 1–4

Note: holotype is part and counterpart

Original diagnosis/description

Broad lanceolate leaves with dense venation, up to 3 thin veins alternating with each thick vein. Adaxial cuticle with mostly oblong cells, stomata in specialised stomatal rows, resembling the dorsal furrows of Ruffloria. Abaxial cuticle with oblong cells, stomata in bands.


From the Latin word latus, meaning ‘wide’, as this species has wide leaves.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
Kladno Formation, Radnice Member, Radnice Coals, interbeds of the main Kladno coal seam, Bolsovian (Westphalian C)


Czech Republic
Tuchlovice, Nosek Mine, Kladno-Rakovník Basin.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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