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Brachyphyllum crassum complex of fossil conifers


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Townrow, JA (1967) Brachyphyllum crassum complex of fossil conifers. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 101. pp. 149-174. ISSN 0080-4703

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The holotype of Brachyphyllum crassurn Tenison
Woods, is re-examined, and this species reclassified
as Araucaria crassa (Tenison Woods) com. nov.; it
is probably Tertiary in age. Of shoots referred to
A. crassa one belongs to the Taxodiaceae,Athrotaxus
tasmnanica com. nov. also almost certainly Tertiary;
while the other, Jurassic in age, is referred to
Pagiophyllum feistrnanteli Halle, which is redescribed.
Another group of shoots sometimes confused
with A, crassa. is described as Allocladus gen.
nov., with three species Al. rajmahalense (Feistmantel)
com. nov. Al. milneanus (Tenison Woods)
com. nov. and Al. cribbii sp. nov. The supposed
cone of Al. milneanus is examined, and doubt is
thrown on its ascription to Allocladus. It is renamed
Conites tenison-woodsi nom. nov.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 149-174
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 02:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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