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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 153-155       |                 Available online, March 06, 2018

Glossopteris chhindai, a new species of Glossopteris from Permotriassic beds of Kamthi stage, Perasia, district-Chhindwara India

Yadav AM



P.G. Dept. of Botany, J.M. Patel, College, Bhandara, MS, India


Received : 20.12.2017   |    Accepted : 03.02.2018       | Published : 06.3.2018

The Permian glacial deposits of S. Africa, Australia, S. America and Antarctica are succeeded by beds containing a flora very different from that of N. America and Europe. The flora of the south grew in a cold, wet climate, while that of the north existed under warm conditions. Plants with elongate, tongue-shaped leaves dominated the southern flora, with the genera Glossopteris and Gangamopteris being among the best known. Of these two, the genus Glossopteris gives its name to the flora. Glossopteris is characterized by a leaf with a fairly well defined midrib and a reticulate venation. The present specimen is from Chhinda open cast mine, Perasia of Permotriassic beds of Kamthi stage. It shows its close affinities with the Glossopteris leaf but differs from its species. Hence it is described under a new specific name Glossopteris chhindai. The specific name is given after the locality Chhinda open cast mine, Perasia.


Key words: Permia, Glossopteris, Permotriassic, Perasia, Reticulate.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Yadav AM (2018) Glossopteris chhindai, a new species of Glossopteris from Permotriassic beds of Kamthi stage, Perasia, district-Chhindwara India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(1): 153-155. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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