J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1990, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (10): -.

• Research Articles •    

Cuticular Studies on Two Pleistocene Species of Lauraceae in Baise Basin, Guangxi

Liu Yu-sheng   

Abstract: Two fossil leaves with cuticle described here were collected from the Pleistocene Changseling Formation of Baise Basin, Guangxi. A detailed comparison of the cuticular analysis between the fossils and their living equivalents indicated that the two fossil species belong to 2 genera of Lauraceae, that is, Alseodaphne of, hainanensis Merr. and Pheobe cf. sheareri (Hemsl.) Gamble. The first report on lauraceous fossil leaves with cuticle in China showed that cuticular analysis had a reliable value in identifying the angiospermous fossil plants.

Key words: Baise Basin, Guangxi, Pleistocene, Lauraceous fossil leaves, Cuticle

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