Voltziopsis, a southern conifer of lower Triassic age

Townrow, JA 1967 , 'Voltziopsis, a southern conifer of lower Triassic age' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 101 , pp. 173-190 .

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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
Authors/Creators:Townrow, JA
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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