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A large number of vegetative and fertile branching systems of Thucydia mahoningensis provide data for interpreting the growth architecture and life-history pattern of a primitive Paleozoic conifer. Internal anatomy is similar to modern conifers, indicating an arborescent life-history pattern....
Seeds and embryos contained within the silicified ovuliferous cone Araucaria mirabilis from the Cerro Cuadrado petrified forest are described. One wingless seed, 0.8-1.3 cm in length and 0.2-0.6 cm in width, is embedded in each ovuliferous scale. Seeds show a three-layered integument and a...