Remarks on Glutoxylon burmense (Holden) Chowdhury from Lal Mai Hills, Camilla District, Bangladesh
Keywords:Fossil wood, Glutoxylon, Late Miocene, Bangladesh
A fossil wood resembling the extant wood of Gluta of the family Anacardiaceae is described from the Lal Mai Hills, Comilla District, Bangladesh. The Lal Mai Hills belongs to Dupi Tila Formation and is of Late Miocene in age. The fossil wood closely resembles Gluta in the presence of mostly solitary vessels with tyloses, xylem rays uni to biseriate, apotracheal-paratracheal parenchyma, fibres arranged in radial rows and radial gum canals. The probable cause of extinction of Gluta from the eastern parts of India and Bangladesh has also been discussed.