NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Post by kata » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:18 am

Please find a new photo of a cycad trunk found in September 2011 in Silesia (Northern Czech Republic). The photo depicts a Cycadeoidea trunk (Bennettitiales) with a beautifully preserved "flower" and leaf scars found in glacial deposits. It was probably brought by a glacier from Poland.
This is the first Cycadeoidea trunk found in the Czech republic (we already have other genuses of fossil cycads


http://www.cykasy.cz/Atlas/Fosilie_cykasu.html

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Re: NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Post by sanatic1234 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:28 am

EXCELLENT POST KATA!

It must be a real buzz to unearth fossils like that, dating back so many year ago. And it amazes me the conditions they are still in. :D
Best regards Aaron :)

Summer 2013 was a good one :-).

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Post by kata » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:28 pm

Thanks San,

There may be more such posts in future.

Although Trachi are now my first love I am still interested in plant history on Cycads. There should be a reply or two when I look at my email list for Cycads.

From the same list I saw a link to a site where a Cycad was fine at a whopping -27..Bulgaria. Not sure if he sells to Europe but he does sell his stock.

Don't quote me but maybe a seedling or two would do well here San...make them more hardy for us. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by kata » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:48 pm

Cycad Fossil PDF San,

All Images are copyright.

http://www.plantapalm.com/vce/evolution/fossils.pdf

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Re: NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Post by Troppoz » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:48 pm

Interesting post Kata.

Cycadioides (Bennetitaleans) arent actually cycads, but are 'cycad like' primitive plants. A lot of primitive plants had the same appearance, that is a single trunk topped with a crown of ferny or palmy looking leaves.

Its a shame a lot of the ancient plants arent still with us, Id love to have some of the seed-ferns or the massive lycophytes growing in my garden...
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Post by kata » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:58 pm

Its a shame a lot of the ancient plants arent still with us,
It is Sean. Jungles are the lungs of the world, the jungle plants a world medicine chest. The guilty loggers don't know how crucial those plants are they are mowing down.

You seem to know quite a bit about plant biology names... :lol: :lol: Although we had Biology at school it was body not plants which is a great pity, they may have got my attention. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thats strange...Dave...

In edit/writing then proof reading my post I see the word 'jungle twice which is correct. But when I post it its giving me jungle and jingle :( not jungle and jungle.. have you done the same words (any same words) as spam?
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Post by Matcycas7 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi Kata,

Was it a volcano that made a trace of the frond on the stone? How they find the age of these fossils is still a mystery to me as I can't find my Cycas age that I bought. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Post by kata » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:17 pm

Do you think it got fried Mat.......... :lol: :lol: :lol:

In the Mesozoic, there was a generally dry and hot climate, which suit the development of cycads. Cycads are well equipped to grow in dry conditions. The strains were protected against frequent fires. The findings are known Triassic genus from Antarctica and Antarcticycas arborizing Bjuvia simplex from Sweden. The jury cones come Androstrobus family, part-time female cones Beanie family and many families, for example, leaf Ctenis, and Pseudoctenis Nilsonia). The Cretaceous deposits are found similar types of foliage, however, increasing the female representatives with compact cones (eg Microzamia). Already in the Late Cretaceous, when angiosperms development leads to a reduction cycads. This decline continued during the Tertiary and čtvrohor in a sense continues today. Due to their resistance to fire, the alkaloid content cykasinu and symbiotic ties with cykasům able to withstand competition from flowering plants and survive until today. However, there are usually quite rare, sometimes as relics. However, among them several species-rich genera such as Cycas, Encephalartos, and Zamia.
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Re: NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Post by Conifers » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:53 pm

kata wrote:Do you think it got fried Mat.......... :lol: :lol: :lol:

In the Mesozoic, there was a generally dry and hot climate, which suit the development of cycads. Cycads are well equipped to grow in dry conditions. The strains were protected against frequent fires. The findings are known Triassic genus from Antarctica and Antarcticycas arborizing Bjuvia simplex from Sweden. The jury cones come Androstrobus family, part-time female cones Beanie family and many families, for example, leaf Ctenis, and Pseudoctenis Nilsonia). The Cretaceous deposits are found similar types of foliage, however, increasing the female representatives with compact cones (eg Microzamia). Already in the Late Cretaceous, when angiosperms development leads to a reduction cycads. This decline continued during the Tertiary and čtvrohor in a sense continues today. Due to their resistance to fire, the alkaloid content cykasinu and symbiotic ties with cykasům able to withstand competition from flowering plants and survive until today. However, there are usually quite rare, sometimes as relics. However, among them several species-rich genera such as Cycas, Encephalartos, and Zamia.
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Re: NEW CYCAD FOSSIL FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Post by kata » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:07 am

I got the block of text where I found the original topic Conifers, all I did was get Google to translate it.

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Oh, I found a great site for Fossils yesterday...you buy them though.

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