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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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Abstract

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
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 02:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14262
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