USNM 37542 Magnolia palaeauriculata Hollick  

Notes

Hollick (1930)

Pl. 44 Fig. 3

 

Locality

From Hollick (1930) (p. 80)

"Chignik River, just below Long Bay, Alaska Peninsula (original No. 54); collected by W. W. Atwood and H. M. Eakin in 1908 (lot 5297)."

 

Locality Map

 

Description

From Hollick (1930) (p. 80)

"Plate 44, Figure 3"

"Leaf oblong-obovate, cordate-auriculate at the base, entire, about 11 centimeters in length by 7.25 centimeters in maximum width; nervation pinnate, camptodrome; midrib straight, thick; secondary nerves leaving the midrib at obtuse angles of divergence, curving upward and anastomosing near the margin."

 

Remarks

From Hollick (1930) (p. 80)

"This leaf represents a species of Magnolia comparable with certain living species such as M. fraseri Walter or M. macrophylla Michaux, in which the bases of the leaves are auriculate. A fossil species of similar habit is M. hollicki Berry (1909) (p. 253, 1909 [=Magnolia auriculata Hollick, Torrey Bot. Club Bull., vol. 21, p. 61, pl: 179, figs. 6-7, 1894]. Newberry (1895)[1896]) (p. 75, pl. 58, figs. 1-9, (10?), 11). (Not M. auriculata Lamarck, 1783.) from the Upper Cretaceous of the eastern United States - a species characterized by relatively small leaves of variable size and shape and, occasionally, a well-defined, auricled base. Newberry's Figure 4 is the particular figure that compares in outline most nearly with ours."