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Fragmentary non-vascular plant microfossils from the late Silurian of Wales

Edwards, Dianne 1982. Fragmentary non-vascular plant microfossils from the late Silurian of Wales. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 84 (3) , pp. 223-256. 10.1111/j.1095-8339.1982.tb00536.x

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Abstract

A wide variety of cuticles and tubular elements is described from a late Silurian (Ludlow Series) locality in Wales which has already yielded a macroflora containing Cooksonia Lang, Steganotheca Edwards and vascularized axes. These microfossils are compared with Lang's Downtonian .Nematothallus complex and Silurian assemblages of similar composition from north America. It is concluded that the majority of these microfossils derive from non-vascular plants of uncertain affinity which lived on land.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: cuticles; late Silurian; Nemaloplexus; Nemotolhallus; non-vascular land plants; Prototaxites; tubular elements
Publisher: Linnean Society of London
ISSN: 0024-4074
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:09
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10189

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