Palynology of Neogene sediments around Quilon and Varkala, Kerala Coast, South India - 2. Spores and pollen grains


  • R.K. Kar Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India
  • K.P. Jain Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



Palynology, Morphotaxonomy, Pteridophytic elements, Kerala Coast, Neogene (India)


The morphotaxonomy of dispersed spores and pollen grains, recovered from the Miocene sediments around Quilon and Varkala, Kerala Coast, South India, forms the basis of the present article. The palynological assemblage includes 44 genera and 56 species and is dominated by angiospermic pollen having subdominant pteridophytic elements. The occurrence of gymnospermic pollen is very rare.


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How to Cite

Kar, R., & Jain, K. (1978). Palynology of Neogene sediments around Quilon and Varkala, Kerala Coast, South India - 2. Spores and pollen grains. Journal of Palaeosciences, 27(1-3), 113–131.



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