USNM 37511 'Quercus' paleoilicoides Hollick  


Hollick (1930)

Pl. 37 Fig. 5




From Hollick (1930) (p. 69-70)

"Chignik Bay, Alaska Peninsula, about 2 miles northeast of Alaska Packers Association cannery (original No. 958); collected by T . W. Stanton in 1904 (lot 3521)."


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From Hollick (1930) (p. 69-70)

"Plate 37, Figures 4, 5"

"Leaves 10 centimeters in length by 5.7 centimeters in width at about 2.5 centimeters above the base, lanceolate, with a broad, almost horizontal, truncate base; margin coarsely and acutely triangular dentate; nervation simply pinnate, craspedodrome; secondary nerves numerous, subparallel, mostly opposite or subopposite, the lower ones diverging from the midrib at right angles, the upper ones successively at angles more acute, each one terminating in one of the teeth; tertiary nervation at approximately right angles to the secondaries throughout, forming a series of rectangular areolae."



From Hollick (1930) (p. 69-70)

"This species clearly belongs in the genus Quercus and to the same group as Q. aquisextana Saporta (1889) (p. 14, pl. 3, figs. 5 - 7) from the Tertiary of France, from which it differs, principally, in the truncate base and in the more obtuse angles of divergence of the secondary nerves. If the nervation were not well defined the features of the outline and dentition of the leaves might readily cause them to be referred to either Myrica or Ilex or Banksites, as may be realized by comparison with Myrica aculeata (Saporta) Saporta (1873) (p. 126 [28], pl. 6, fig. 2) a species that the author previously referred, in succession, to Quercus and Banksites. An interesting comparison may also be
made with Ilex knightiaefolia Lesquereux (1883) (p. 188, pl. 40, figs. 4, 5) in which the surficial appearance is strikingly suggestive of the same general type of leaf."