Cryptocaryoxylon lesbium Mantzouka
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000086
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:86
Authors: D. Mantzouka
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
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).
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.
The epithet, lesbium, is due to the origin of the described material (Lesbos Island, Greece).
Type horizon: Under Polichnitos Ignimbrite (PU unit), inside volcanic material
Damandri, Southeastern Lesbos
Plant fossil remain