Acanthophyllum Ramteke et Kapgate nom. illeg.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000804


Authors: D. D. Ramteke & D. K. Kapgate

Rank: genus

Illegitimate name, non Acanthophyllum C.A.Meyer, Verz. Pfl. Casp. Meer. (C.A. von Meyer) 210 (1831) (recent) nec Acanthophyllum Hook. et Arn., Companion Bot. Mag. 1: 37 (1835) (recent) nec Acanthophyllum Doub. et R.Germar, Compt. Rend. Congr. Natl. Soc. Savantes, Sec. Sci

Reference: Ramteke, D. D. & Kapgate, D. K. (2014): A petrified fossil dicot leaf Acanthophyllum shiblii gen. et sp. nov. from Deccan Intertrappean exposures of Shibla, Yeotmal District, Maharashtra State, India. – International Journal of Researches in Biosciences & Agriculture Technology 2014(Special Issue): 122–131., link

Page of description: 128


Acanthophyllum shiblii Ramteke et Kapgate

Original diagnosis/description

A petrified dicotyledonous dorsiventral leaf, epidermis is single layered with stomata, without any outgrowths. Mesophyll differentiated into upper palisade and lower spongy parenchyma, single lateral vein at both the sides of leaf, lateral vein is conjoint, collateral. Secretary canal showing single layered parenchymatous cell is present in mesophyll, Secretary cells are found.


It is evident from the above comparison that the fossil leaf resembles in many characters especially to the leaf of family Acanthaceae hence the present fossil leaf is kept under the family Acanthaceae and named as Acanthophyllum shiblii gen. et sp nov., ...

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Acanthophyllum shiblii Ramteke et Kapgate 2014


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