Ontogeny and ecology of the filicalean fern Oligocarpia gothanii (Gleicheniaceae) from the Middle Permian of China.


Reinvestigation of Oligocarpia gothanii Halle (Gleicheniaceae) from the Permian Period of China has uncovered a rare demonstration of ontogenetic succession in numerous intact plants and has led to emendation of the diagnosis and typification of the species. Reconstruction of the fern's vegetative life cycle shows a small rosette-shaped juvenile plant with… (More)
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.0800221


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