Aberlemnia Gonez et Gerrienne

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000816

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:816

Authors: P. Gonez & P. Gerrienne

Rank: genus

Reference: Gonez, P. & Gerrienne, P. (2010): Aberlemnia caledonica gen. et comb. nov., a new name for Cooksonia caledonica Edwards 1970. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 163: 64–72.

Page of description: 71


Original diagnosis/description

Small isotomously branched axial plant with occasional trichotomies. Distal axis segments ending in one sporangium. Sporangium-bearing axis segment widening just below the sporangium. Axis-sporangium junction a well defined concave-downward curve. Sporangium laterally flattened and bilaterally symmetrical. Sporangium circular, oval or reniform in front view, composed of two equal valves. Valves attached to each other at their proximal part and along a subdistal narrow dehiscence line approximately parallel to the sporangium outline. Beyond this line, distal parts of the two valves free from each other. Dehiscence line meets the sporangium outline at the axis-sporangium junction.


from the name of the quarry where the type material was collected.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Aberlemnia caledonica (D.Edwards) Gonez et Gerrienne 2010

Aberlemnia bohemica (H.J.Schweitzer) Sakala, Pšenička et P.Kraft in Kraft, Pšenička, Sakala & Frýda 2018


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