Podospermum J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh nom. illeg.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000611

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:611

Authors: J. Banerji & A. K. Ghosh

Rank: genus

Illegitimate name

Reference: Banerji, J. & Ghosh, A. K. (2006): Podospermum gen. et sp. nov., an Acmopyle-like dispersed silicified ovule/seed from Lower Cretaceous intertrappean beds of the Rajmahal Basin, India. – Cretaceous Research 27(5): 707–711.

Page of description: 708


Podospermum rajmahalensis J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh

Replacement name

Podocarpospermum J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh 2008

Original diagnosis/description

Ovules/seeds oval in shape, drupaceous, erect in position; fertile bract present; ovule complex, subtended by fertile bract; ovuliferous scale encloses ovules/seeds; integument differentiated into three layers: sarcotesta with thin-walled cells, fleshy sclerotesta with thick walled cells, and endotesta thin and fleshy; ovuliferous scale (epimatium) entirely fused with integument and indistinguishable from it. Nucellus with nucellar pad at base; except at base it is free from integument; megasporangium with two distinct archegonia in apical region. Nucellus with nucellar beak in apical region, nucellar beak (tentpole) has trough-like broad base.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood



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