Pecopteris ticleanui M.E.Popa et Pšenička

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000011


Authors: M. E. Popa & J. Pšenička

Rank: species


Reference: Popa, M. E. & Pšenička, J. (2010): The Pennsylvanian Pecopteris ticleanui sp. nov. from Secu, Reșiţa Basin, Romania. – Bulletin of Geosciences 85(4): 663–670.

Page of description: 664

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2


Holotype No. 129, Reșiţa Museum, Drobeta Turnu-Severin, Romania
Figures: fig. 2E

Note: paratype: No. 23 (fig. 2A)

Original diagnosis/description

Ultimate rachis longitudinally striated, 1 mm wide; free pinnules inserted on ultimate rachis oppositely to sub-oppositely, at angles varying between 50°–80°, with bases entire, without constrictions; pinnules 20–35 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, ratio L/W 1/5–1/6; pinnule margin straight, sometime slightly undulate; pinnule apex rounded; midvein strong, straight, reaching the apex; lateral veins divided once, close to the midvein, into two arms which are decurrent against each other; lateral veins inserted at angles of 70°–90°; density of lateral veins 17–20 veins per 10 mm.


After Professor Nicolae Ţicleanu, a prominent Romanian paleobotanist and coal geologist.


Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian
the Reșiţa Formation, within the fine sandstone sequences associated with coal seams


Secu mine sterile dump, along the Rîul Alb valley, the Reșiţa Basin

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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