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

Authors: A. K. Ghosh, R. Kar, R. Chatterjee, A. Chakraborty & J. Banerji

Rank: genus

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

Original diagnosis/description

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


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