Revision of Hopeoxylon indicum Navale and Shoreoxylon speciosum Navale from the Cuddalore series near Pondicherry


  • N. Awasthi Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Lucknow 226007, India



The affinities of Hopeoxylon indicum and Shoreoxylon speciosum, described by Navale (1963) from near Pondicherry, have been revised. These have been found very similar to the woods of Sindora of the family Leguminosae. The diagnosis of Hopeoxylon indicum Navale has been emended and Shoreoxylon speciosum Navale has been placed under Hopeoxylon Navale emend. and named as Hopeoxylon speciosum (Navale) comb. nov. Besides, a new wood also resembling Sindora, collected from the same area, has been described as Hopeoxylon arcotense sp. nov.


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Awasthi, N. (1975). Revision of Hopeoxylon indicum Navale and Shoreoxylon speciosum Navale from the Cuddalore series near Pondicherry. Journal of Palaeosciences, 24(1-3), 102–107.



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