Cupressinoxylon pliocenica Akkemik

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000547


Author: Ü. Akkemik

Rank: species

Reference: Akkemik, Ü. (2019): Validation of four new plant fossil names from Turkey. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 289–291.

Page of description: 289

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 1a


Holotype YIP01, Department of Forest Botany, Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey
Figures: Text-fig. 1a

Note: Holotype figured also in Akkemik (2019: Turkish Journal of Earth Science, 28: pls I, II) – see Akkemik (2019: Fossil Imprint, 75(2): 289).

Original diagnosis/description

Growth ring border distinct, transition from earlywood to latewood gradual, no resin canal, axial parenchyma common, tracheids mostly circular, intercellular spaces common, rays uniseriate, ray height 3–15 (1–34) cells, end walls of axial parenchyma cells smooth and nodular, small tracheidal pitting common in tangential section, cross-field pits cupressoid and 1–2 pits per cross-field, tracheidal pitting uniseriate in radial section.


The epithet pliocenica originates from the geological time, Pliocene. Because this description was made from the Pliocene, this epithet was chosen.


Neogene, Pliocene
Örencik Formation (Yörük member)


Close to the village Yıprak of the district of Çerkeş, province of Çankırı.

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood



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