Additions to the flora of the Wilcox group

Professional Paper 131-A



A rather full account of the extensive flora contained in the lower Eocene strata of the Mississippi embayment which are referred to the Wilcox group was published in 1916. At that time it was not possible to obtain sections of the numerous specimens of petrified wood that had been collected from these beds. These woods have since been sectioned and studied, and it seems eminently desirable to place the results of this study on record, for although much of the material had suffered greatly from decay before silicification, some of it is fairly well preserved and shows, among other results, that conifers were individually much more plentiful during Wilcox time than would be inferred from the almost total absence of their foliage in the very large collections of remains of this class that have been studied.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Additions to the flora of the Wilcox group
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 131
Chapter A
DOI 10.3133/pp131A
Year Published 1923
Language English
Description 20 p.
Country United States
State Texas
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