Mesozoic Araucariaceae: Morphology and systematic relationships

@article{Stockey2006MesozoicAM,
  title={Mesozoic Araucariaceae: Morphology and systematic relationships},
  author={Ruth A. Stockey},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={107},
  pages={493-502}
}
  • R. Stockey
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
  • Journal of Plant Research
The Southern Hemisphere conifer family Araucariaceae has a very restricted present day distribution, but was more widespread in the past. The genusAraucaria is represented by good fossil material in both hemispheres as early as the Jurassic, whileAgathis is only known from the Southern Hemisphere beginning in the Cretaceous. Cuticle studies of extant araucarians have enabled accurate comparisons of fossil leaves to living taxa.Araucaria SectionBunya is represented by cones of several types in… 

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