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Agaristoxylon

Genus Agaristoxylon Gerrienne, Beeckm., Dambl., Doutrel., Fairon, Thierry Sm. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 104(3-4): 300. 19 Feb 1999
Name
Agaristoxylon
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Gerrienne P. Beeckman H. Damblon F. Doutrelepont H. Fairon M. Smith T.  
Publication
Agaristoxylon garennicum Gerrienne et al., gen. et sp. nov., an arborescent Ericaceae from the Belgian Upper Paleocene: palaeoenvironmental implications [1999/2]
Journal
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume
104
Issue
3-4
Page number
300
Year
1999
Parent Taxon
[Family] Ericaceae
Fossil Status
wood
Type
Agaristoxylon garennicum
Diagnosis
Wood diffuse-porous, with indistinct growth rings. Vessels small, solitary, numerous (20 to 40=mm2), rounded to slightly polygonal in transverse section; vessels with opposite often elongated pits, and with simple or scalariform perforation plates. Tracheids with large round bordered and ornate pits; libriform fibres abundantly pitted. No septate fibres (?). Apotracheal reticulate and sparse paratracheal vasicentric parenchyma. Heterogeneous ray tissue; short uni- or biseriate homocellular rays, with all square or upright cells; large multiseriate heterocellular rays, with procumbent ray cells and one row of square or upright marginal cells.
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