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In situ Lecythidaceae wood from the Oligocene of Makum Coalfield, Northeast India

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Fossil wood was collected from an in situ upright tree encased in the late Oligocene mudstone sediments exposed in the Tirap Mine, Makum Coalfield, Tinsukia district, Assam. The wood belongs to Careya of the Lecythidaceae. This genus is reported for the first time from Paleogene sediments. Its presence supports the occurrence of tropical evergreen to deciduous forests in the region during the depositional period.

Affiliations: 1: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany rcmehrotra@yahoo.com ; 2: Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany

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2017-05-15
2018-10-21

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