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A new species of Pinus Subgenus Pinus Subsection Contortae from Pliocene sediments of Ch'ijee's Bluff, Yukon Territory, Canada.Download
Three structurally preserved conifer ovulate cones are described from Pliocene sediments at Ch’ijee’s Bluff on the Porcupine River, near Old Crow, Yukon Territory, Canada. Cones are ovoid to conical, symmetrical, 3.4–4.4 cm long and 2.8–3.4 cm wide, with helically arranged cone-scale complexes....
A new species of Pityostrobus from the Lower Cretaceous of California and its bearing on the evolution of Pinaceae.Download
A single cylindrical, abraded cone specimen has been found associated with ammonites of the Lower Cretaceous Budden Canyon Formation near Ono, California. The specimen was embedded in bioplastic and sectioned using the cellulose acetate peel technique. The pith is composed of parenchyma and...
• While tracheid size of conifers is often a good proxy of water transport efficiency, correlations between conifer wood structure and transport safety remain poorly understood. It is hypothesized that at least some of the variation in bordered pit and tracheid structure is associated with both...
Factors influencing flight capacity of the mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)Download
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is the most damaging pest of mature pine (Pinaceae) in western North America. Although mountain pine beetles have an obligate dispersal phase during which adults must locate a new host for brood...
Although the peak diversity of Pinaceae is reflected by many Cretaceous seed cones representing extinct genera, the oldest definitive record of the family is attributable to an extant genus. A seed cone discovered at the Valanginian Apple Bay locality extends the record of Picea by ~75 Ma,...
Two abraded, cylindrical cone specimens found in calcareous concretions from the Cretaceous Spray Formation (Late Campanian) of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, were sectioned using the cellulose acetate peel technique and characterized anatomically. Their sclerenchymatous pith is surrounded...