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A new species of extinct conifer plants, Emporia royalii sp. nov. Hernandez-Castillo, Stockey, Mapes et Rothwell (Emporiaceae: Voltziales), is described from the rich fossil biota of the Late Pennsylvanian, Hamilton Quarry, Kansas. This conifer has lateral plagiotropic branches with simple and...
Reconstructing Emporia Lockardii (Voltziales:Emporiaceae) and Initial Thoughts on Paleozoic Conifer EcologyDownload
A new plant concept for the extinct conifer species Emporia lockardii (Mapes&Rothwell) Mapes&Rothwell (Emporiaceae) is developed from fossils collected at the Late Pennsylvanian Hamilton Quarry, Kansas. Emporia lockardii has lateral plagiotropic branches with simple and forked leaves, simple...
Two permineralized conifer pollen cones have been identified from the AppianWay locality on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. These cones, found in marine calcareous nodules with invertebrates, are Eocene in age and have been studied with the cellulose acetate peel technique....
Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii Hooker) produces large seeds that consist of a massive megagametophyte that surrounds an embryo 25-30 mm long and 3-5 mm in diameter. The seeds germinate on the soil surface, but elongation of the cotyledonary tube pushes the hypocotyl, with its associated plumule...