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Voltziopsis, a southern conifer of lower Triassic age


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Townrow, JA (1967) Voltziopsis, a southern conifer of lower Triassic age. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 101. pp. 173-190. ISSN 0080-4703

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Shoots ascribed to Voltziopsis africana Seward are described, with cuticular detail. These compare very closely with the shoot system, with an attached seed cone, caned V. wolganensis sp. nov., which is associated with pollen of the Strotersporites Wilson sort. The shoot called, Brachyphyllum angustum Walkom is redescribed though Walkom's specimens cannot be found, and proves to be so close to the species referred to Voltziopsis that it is reclassified V. angusta (Walkom) comb. nov. The material considered comes from the Lower Triassic of New South Wales, and reasons are given for considering all Voltziopsis specimens Lower Triassic also. The classification of Voltziopsis in the Coniferales is discussed.

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. 173-190
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 02:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
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