Validations of the names of seven Podocarpaceae macrofossils

  title={Validations of the names of seven Podocarpaceae macrofossils},
  author={R. Mill and R. Hill},
Seven names of macrofossil taxa belonging to Podocarpaceae are here validated; they were all previously published but not validly so under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The names apply to species in the genera Acmopyle Pilg. [A. setiger (Townrow) R. S. Hill & R. J. Carp. ex R. R. Mill & R. S. Hill], Dacrycarpus (Endl.) de Laub. [D. praecupressinus (Ettingsh.) D. R. Greenw. ex R. R. Mill & R. S. Hill], Falcatifolium de Laub. [F eocenicum (D. R. Greenw.) R. S. Hill & L. J… Expand
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Rainforest conifers of Eocene Patagonia: attached cones and foliage of the extant Southeast Asian and Australasian genus Dacrycarpus (Podocarpaceae).
  • P. Wilf
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • 2012
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