Cordaites wartmannii Šimůnek

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000425


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: 147

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 38a–h; pl. 3, fig. 15, pl. 41, figs 5, 6, pl. 42, pl. 43, figs 1–2


Holotype ZŠ 246, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: pl. 3, fig. 15

Original diagnosis/description

Amphistomatic, relatively narrow lanceolate leaves with infrequent venation, thick veins doubled, 2–3 thin veins alternating with each pair of thick veins. Adaxial cuticle with oblong cells, cells of dark stomatal band tetra- to pentagonal, isodiametric, abaxial cuticle with oblong to trapezoidal cells, stomata in stomatiferous bands without defined stomatal rows.


From R. Wartmann, who first described similar cuticles.


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


Czech Republic
Libušín, Schoeller (Nejedlý) Mine, Kladno-Rakovník Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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