Some male fructifications of glossopteridales


  • K.R. Surange Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • Shaila Chandra Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



A long, slender, stalked cylindrical male fructification, described earlier by Surange (1957), has been named here as Kendostrobus cylindricus gen. et sp. nov. 4-5 sporangia are arranged in whorls and these whorls are borne in close spirals on the cone axis. Its monolete, striped spores are named Kendosporites. A new species of Eretmonia, E. ovata, another male fructification, is also described. It is shown that in Eretmonia, as in Glossotheca, the sporangia are carried on the ultimate branches of a dichotomizing branch system.


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How to Cite

Surange, K., & Chandra, S. (1972). Some male fructifications of glossopteridales. Journal of Palaeosciences, 21((1-3), 255–266.



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