Cercioxylon Akkemik

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000565

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:565

Author: Ü. Akkemik

Rank: genus

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

Page of description: 289


Original diagnosis/description

Wood semi-ring to ring porous. Vessels are in radial multiples and clusters, common or sometimes diffuse. Perforation plates simple. All rays procumbent in general, and body rays procumbent with one to four upright cells. Axial parenchyma paratracheal to vasicentric and in confl uent type,
banded, and in dendritic to net-like groups with vessels, and axial parenchyma storied, 2–4 cells per parenchyma strands. Ray width up to 5 seriate (2–4 in general), and uniseriate rays 5–15 cells. Vestured ray pits present (Akkemik 2019).


The epithet Cercioxylon originates from the modern genus Cercis L. Because the fossil wood has very similar features to the wood of Cercis, I prefer to use this name for the new genus.

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood

Names associated with genus



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