Podocarpospermum rajmahalensis (J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh) J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000614

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:614

Authors: J. Banerji & A. K. Ghosh

Rank: species

Basionym: Podospermum rajmahalensis J.Banerji et A.K.Ghosh

Reference: Banerji, J. & Ghosh, A. K. (2008): Podocarpospermum, a replacement name for the Acmopyle-like ovule/seed Podospermum Banerji and Ghosh from Lower Cretaceous intertrappean beds of the Rajmahal Basin, India. – Cretaceous Research 29(4): 561–562.

Page of description: 561


Holotype Slide No. 13146, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, India
Figures: fig. 2I

Original protologue

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.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Rajmahal Formation, Early Cretaceous (BarremianeAptian)


Sonajori, Rajmahal Basin, Jharkhand