A petrified gleichenia rhizome from the jurassic of rajmahal hills india

Sharma, B.D.; Bohra, D.R.

Acta Botanica Indica 5(2): 185-186


ISSN/ISBN: 0379-508X
Accession: 004607188

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Description is given of a petrified rhizome of Gleichenia collected from Pakur in the Rajmahal Hills, Bihar. It is provided with a mixed protostele with 8-9, mesarch protoxylem points in the peripheral of the xylem. Pericycle is well-developed and distinct from phloem cells. Comparison is made with the fossil as well as living material [G. longissima and Actinostelopteris pakurense] of allied rhizome.