+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Contributions to the study of the Old Red Sandstone flora of Scotland. 1. On plant-remains from the fish-beds of Cromarty. 2. On a sporangium-bearing branch system from the Stromness beds



Contributions to the study of the Old Red Sandstone flora of Scotland. 1. On plant-remains from the fish-beds of Cromarty. 2. On a sporangium-bearing branch system from the Stromness beds



Trans Roy Soc Edinburgh 54(2): 253-279



(1) The plant remains of the Old Red Sandstone, though fairly abundant, are commonly fragmentary. In addition to the well preserved Palaeopitys milleri (M'Nab), the following are noted (a) Spores of 9 types with and without wings, of varying size and markings, are discussed and figured. Several types of sporangia are also described. While the plants from which these come are unknown, the spores are sufficiently characteristic to have correlation value. (b) Nothing is known of the structure and reproductive organs of Thursophyton milleri (Salter), which is abundant and widely distributed. Leaves of 2 types and the tips of shoots give suggestion as to the appearance of this plant. (c) The most abundant plant remains at Cromarty have smooth branched axes and are provisionally referred to Hostimella. Three types, designated as Hostimella sp.*, H. globosa*(p. 266) and H. pinnata* (p. 267), are described, the 2 latter having associated sporangia; systematic position of these plants is not indicated by the material available. (2) The Stromness beds in Orkney represent the same horizon as the fish-beds of Cromarty. In addition to Thursophyton milleri and Hostimella sp., material occurs which is here referred to Hostimella racemosa (p. 272). The better specimen comprises an axis, bearing on its upper portion a number of short-stalked structures interpreted as sporangia but may be seeds. Similar material as been described by Salter as "roots with tubercles." This reference to Hostimella is provisional. A list of the plants with reproductive organs known from the Middle Old Red Sandstone of Scotland is given in conclusion.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 024402786

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Contributions to the study of the Old Red Sandstone flora of Scotland. VI. On Zosterophyllum myretonianum Penh., and some other plant remains from the Carmyllie beds of the lower Old Red Sandstone. VII. On a specimen of Pseudo-sporochnus from the Stromness beds. Trans Roy Soc Edinburgh 55(2): 443-456, 1926-27 ( ), 1927

Contributions to the study of the Old Red Sandstone flora of Scotland. VIII. On Arthro-stigma, Psilophyton, and some associated plant-remains from the Strathmore Beds of the Caledonian Lower Old Red Sandstone. Trans Roy Soc Edinburgh 57(2): 491-521, -33( ), 1932

Contributions to the study of the Old Red Sandstone flora of Scotland. III. On Hostimella thomsoni, and its inclusion in a new genus, Milleria. IV. On a specimen of Protolepidodendron from the Middle Old Red Sandstone of Caithness. V. On the identification of the large stems in the Carmyllie Beds of the Lower Old Red Sandstone as Nematophyton. Trans Roy Soc Edinburgh 54(3): 785-799, 1926

Correlation of the Achanarras and Sandwick fish beds, middle Old Red Sandstone, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology: art 3, Pages 205-208. 1976., 1976

Devonian fish remains from the Dulcie Sandstone and Cravens Peak Beds, Georgina Basin, central Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Suppl. e; 65: 1-85, 2003

Studies in the Glossopteris flora of India; 33, Fossil plants and miospores from the coal-bearing beds of the Umaria coalfield with some remarks on the age of the beds. The Palaeobotanist 14(1-3): 52-60, 1966

Concerning the plant remains from the elephant fossil bearing beds on the Tokachi Plain, Hokkaido. Chikyu Kagaku = Earth Science 26(1): 12-18, 1972

New data on the relationships of upper Proterozoic beds in the Mamsa mica-bearing beds and the Lena gold-bearing region. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 195(5): 1170-1173, 1970

On the change of flora in Eastern Asia since Tertiary period The clay or lignite beds flora in Japan with special reference to the Pinus trifolia beds in Central Hondo. Japanese Jour Bot 11(3): 237-304, 1941

On the change of flora in eastern Asia since Tertiary Period; Part I, The clay or lignite beds flora in Japan with special reference to the Pinus trifolia beds in central Hondo. 7: 278-282 1984, 1984

Grain fabrics in turbidite sandstone beds and their relation to sole mark trends on some beds. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 51(3, Part 1): 458, 1967

Grain fabrics in turbidite sandstone beds and their relationship to sole mark trends on the same beds. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 38(1): 146-158, 1968

Sedimentological and mineralogical analysis of the turbidite sandstone beds at the eastern margin of the Niigata Neogene backarc oil basin, Northwest Japan; with special reference to the coexistence of shallow-marine and deep-marine turbidite sandstone beds. Warta Geologi = Newsletter of the Geological Society of Malaysia 18(6): 280-281, 1992

Spores from the middle Old Red Sandstone of Cromarty, Scotland. Palaeontology 3, Part 1(Pages 45-63, 1960

A comparison of the origin of the Talbragar River fish beds in Australia, to the Liaoning Province fish beds in China. Fossil Collector 38: 17-21, 1992