Cryptocaryoxylon lesbium Mantzouka

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000086

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:86

Authors: D. Mantzouka

Rank: species

Reference: Mantzouka, D. (2018): The first report of Cryptocaryoxylon from the Neogene (early Miocene) of Eurasia (Eastern Mediterranean: Lesbos and Lemnos Islands, Greece). – Fossil Imprint 74(1–2): 29–36.

Page of description: 30

Illustrations or figures: pl. 1, figs 1–6

Types

Holotype DM17, Natural History Collection of Vrisa – Cultural, Research and Education Centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Figures: pl. 1, figs 1–6

Note: 3 slides of holotype deposited in Museum of Geology and Palaeontology in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).

Original protologue

Heteroxylous wood, growth rings present, diffuse porosity, numerous vessels per sq. mm; vessels generally in radial multiples of 2 to 4, single and in clusters, circular to oval in outline, tyloses present; exclusively simple perforation plates; alternate intervessel pits, polygonal; non-septate fibres; paratracheal axial parenchyma, scanty; apotracheal axial parenchyma in marginal bands of up to a width of 3 cells; rays numerous, exclusively heterocellular, short to medium sized; mostly biseriate and triseriate; no aggregate rays present; idioblasts numerous, associated with the ray parenchyma cells only; no crystals present.

Etymology

The epithet, lesbium, is due to the origin of the described material (Lesbos Island, Greece).

Stratigraphy

Neogene, Miocene
Early Miocene
Type horizon: Under Polichnitos Ignimbrite (PU unit), inside volcanic material

Locality

Greece
Damandri, Southeastern Lesbos

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood