Podocarpus from the Eocene of North America

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Science  18 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3877, pp. 299-301
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3877.299


A few leafy gymnosperm shoots were found in Eocene deposits of southeastern North America. Similar fossil material from Tertiary deposits in North America has been identified as Taxodium, Taxites, and Sequoia. This new fossil material is not related to these genera but belongs to Podocarpus section Stachycarpus. This is the first fossil record of this section in North America.