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Gladiopomum

Genus Gladiopomum Adend., McLoughlin, M.K. Bamford Palaeontol. Afr., 38: 4. 2002
Name
Gladiopomum
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Adendorff R. McLoughlin S. Bamford M. K.  
Publication
A new genus of ovuliferous glossopterid fructifications from South Africa [2002]
Journal
Palaeontologia Africana
Volume
38
Page number
4
Year
2002
Parent Taxon
[Order] Dictyopteridiales
Fossil Status
reproductive organs (seed)
Type
Gladiopomum dutoitides
Diagnosis
Isobilateral, dorsi ventral, pedicellate ovulate fructification consisting of a receptacle with a broad, peripheral wing. Receptacle lanceolate, elliptical to lorate, with a high length to width ratio (2:1 to 7:1); apex extended to form a pronounced, acuminate extension or spine. Wing broad, slightly less than or equal to width of receptacle, with fine striae and fluting orientated perpendicular to receptacle, flute definition decreasing towards the margin. Wing margin entire, discontinuous at base, forming a truncate to convex lobe on either side of pedicel insertion. Wing tapering abruptly at apex near base of apical spine. Fertile surface of the receptacle bearing numerous, closely spaced seed scars. The sterile surface is characterized by a fan-shaped network of bifurcating and anastomosing veins, with strongly parallel venation along the central axis of the receptacle. Marginal veins on receptacle pass between the seed scars and are continuous with flutes developed on the wing.

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