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Sandrewia, n. gen., a problematical plant from the Lower Permian of Texas and Kansas

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology

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DOI: 10.1016/0034-6667(75)90008-1

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Abstract

Sandrewia, n. gen., monotypified by S. texana, n. sp., is a plant from Lower Permian beds of north-central Texas and east-central Kansas. It is characterized by stout axes with spirally disposed, laxly inserted, petiolate leaves; the laminae are broadly flabelliform with coarse, open venation. The leaves are reminiscent of the vojnovskyalean Nephropsis, of the Permian Petchora Basin, U.S.S.R., but biologic relationships are only speculative because of limited material. However, leaf characteristics render Sandrewia easily identifiable. Its presently limited stratigraphic range, along with floristic associations, indicates it may be a useful guide fossil and supports the author's beliefs regarding important times and places in Paleozoic plant evolution. ?? 1975.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sandrewia, n. gen., a problematical plant from the Lower Permian of Texas and Kansas
Series title:
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
DOI:
10.1016/0034-6667(75)90008-1
Volume
20
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
75
Last page:
83
Number of Pages:
9