Fossil wood and foliage of Castanea (Fagaceae) from the Upper Oligocene of northern Bohemia


Authors: Sakala J, Teodoridis V

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 76, issue 1; pages: 23 - 28;

Keywords: Castanea, wood, foliage, Velká Černoc, Nesuchyně, Upper Oligocene, northern Bohemia, Czech Republic,

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The present article gives the first results of the thesis of Jakub Sakala, concerning an interesting find of wood of Castanea-type from the Upper Oligocene sediments of the locality Velká Černoc of northern Bohemia. This locality, together with other localities of the so-called 'Neogene accumulations of central Bohemia', was recently studied in detail by Vasilis Teodoridis from the point of view of leaves/fruits and seeds. In the neighbouring locality of Nesuchyně, Castanea-type foliage has also been discovered and is described herein by the second author. Therefore, the present study combines the finds of fossil Castanea-type wood and leaves coming from neighbouring localities of the same geological formation.