Cheiropleuriaceae Nakai

Genus 18
  • Alice F. Tryon
  • Bernard Lugardon


The family is based on a monotypic genus, Cheiropleuria, of montane areas in east Asia. The spores are trilete, essentially plain with a prominent flange near the aperture. The exospore is composed of three layers, the middle one extending between the aperture and flange. The perispore is thin and usually plain or slightly rugulate.


Lower Jurassic Sensu Stricto Surface Contour Monotypic Genus Wall Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice F. Tryon
    • 1
  • Bernard Lugardon
    • 2
  1. 1.Herbarium, Department of BiologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Biologie VégétaleUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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