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

Type taxon

Hirandubia cupressoides A.K.Ghosh, R.Kar, R.Chatterjee, A.Chakr. et J.Banerji

Original protologue

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).

Etymology

The generic name is after Hiranduba, Rajmahal Basin, Jharkhand, India.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood