Contributions to the deccan intertrappean flora of Nawargaon, Wardha District, Maharashtra, India
Keywords:Petrified woods, Xylotomy, Dicotyledon, Deccan Intenrappean beds, Early Tertiary, Palaeoclimate, Nawargaon, Maharashtra (India)
Eight fossil wood species are described from the Deccan Intertrappean beds of Nawargaon, Wardha District, Maharashtra. India. The fossil flora, so far, recovered from the Nawargaon area indicates that tropical evergreen forests with some moist deciduous plants were nourishing around Nawargaon area in Central India during Early Tertiary in contrast to mixed deciduous type of present day forest. The habit and habitat of the modem comparable taxa suggest prevalence of tropical humid climate in the area during Early-Tertiary.