Sarcandraxylon Pipo, A.Iglesias et Bodnar

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001016

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1016

Authors: M. L. Pipo, A. Iglesias & J. Bodnar

Rank: genus

Reference: Pipo, M. L., Iglesias, A. & Bodnar, J. (2020): New vesselless angiosperm stem with a cambial variant from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 65(2): 261–272.

Page of description: 263

Type taxon

Sarcandraxylon sanjosense Pipo, A.Iglesias et Bodnar

Original protologue

Stem has wide, circular and parenchymatous pith. The primary vascular system is formed by one cycle of collateral vascular bundles, with endarch protoxylem. Secondary vascular system developed by a cambial variant resulting in segments of vascular tissue separated by wide interfascicular multiseriate parenchyma rays. Secondary xylem is vesselless without axial parenchyma.

Etymology

Combination of Sarcandra, a extant Chloranthaceae genus, and wood ending greek; in reference its similarity of stem anatomy.

Plant fossil remain

fossil wood

Names associated with genus

Sarcandraxylon sanjosense Pipo, A.Iglesias et Bodnar 2020