Some more fossil woods from the Tertiary of Burma


  • U. Prakash Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • M.B. Bande Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



Fossil woods, Xylotomy, Neogene (Burma)


Fossil woods comparable to Shorea ovata of Dipterocarpaceae, Swintonia floribunda of Anacardiaceae, Albizia lebbek of Leguminosae, Careya arborea of Lecythidaceae, Lagerstroemia venusta of Lythraceae and Araucaria-Agathis of Araucariaceae have been described here from the Neogene of Burma. One more petrified wood Dipterocarpoxylon holdeni Gupta (1935) has been reinvestigated and found to belong to Cynometroxylon Chowdhury & Ghosh (1946) of the family Leguminosae. All these species except Araucaria-Agathis occur in the present day flora of Burma and nearby areas indicating a somewhat similar climate and vegetation in this region since the Neogene.


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How to Cite

Prakash, U., & Bande, M. (1980). Some more fossil woods from the Tertiary of Burma. Journal of Palaeosciences, 26((1-3), 261–278.



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