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Article: A new fertile lycopod from the Lower Carboniferous of Scotland

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 8
Part: 2
Publication Date: July 1965
Page(s): 281 293
Author(s): K. L. Alvin
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ALVIN, K. L. 1965. A new fertile lycopod from the Lower Carboniferous of Scotland. Palaeontology8, 2, 281–293.

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The morphology and anatomy of the leafy stems and cone are described and attributed to Oxroadia gracilis gen. et sp. nov. The leaves were recurved and show no evidence of abscission. The plant was probably herbaceous. Comparison is made with other lycopods based on petrifactions and also with forms based on compressions. Megaspores closely associated with the cone are described under Triletes subpalaeocristatus sp. nov.
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