Hirandubia A.K.Ghosh, R.Kar, R.Chatterjee, A.Chakr. et J.Banerji
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000519
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:519
Reference: Ghosh, A. K., Kar, R., Chatterjee, R., Chakraborty, A. & Banerji, J. (2018): Two new conifers from the Early Cretaceous of the Rajmahal Basin, India: implications on palaeoecology and palaeogeography. – Ameghiniana 55(4): 437–450.
Page of description: 439
Hirandubia cupressoides A.K.Ghosh, R.Kar, R.Chatterjee, A.Chakr. et J.Banerji
Branches bearing scale-like leaves in opposite decussate pairs. Branchlets sub-opposite to alternate, irregular. Leaves generally of two forms: facial and lateral. Facial leaves of branchlets ovate-obovate, apex acute to subacute, with median ridge in places; those of branches oblong, with acute-obtuse apex. Lateral leaves of branches and branchlets rhomboidal to falcate, apices acute. Microsporangiate cone solitary, terminal on branchlets; each microsporophyll probably bearing 2–5 pollen sacs at its base. Seed cone globose to oblong, probably borne terminally on branchlets, perhaps bearing 4–5 pairs of bract/scale complexes; complexes rhomboidal with distinct subapical umbo. Number of ovules per complex probably one (not clearly discernible).
The generic name is after Hiranduba, Rajmahal Basin, Jharkhand, India.
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood