USNM 37425 Sequoia fastigiata (Sternberg) Heer  


Hollick (1930)

Pl. 21 Fig. 2




From Hollick (1930) (p. 57)

"Yukon River, north side, about 10 miles above Nulato (original No. 2AC249); collected by A. J. Collier and Sidney Paige in 1902 (lot No. 2964) (pl. 21, fig. 1). Yukon River, north bank, about 13 miles below Melozi telegraph station (original No. 3AH12); collected by Arthur Hollick and Sidney Paige in 1903 (lot 3249) (pl. 21, figs. 2-4)."


Locality Map



From Hollick (1930) (p. 57)

"Plate 21, Figures 1-4"

"Sequoia fastigiata (Sternberg) Heer, Beitrage zur Kreide-Flora; I, Flora von Moletein in Mahren: Soc. helv. sci. nat. Nouv. mem., vol. 23, No.2, p. 11, pl. 1, figs. 10, l0b, 11, 11b, 12, 12c, 13, 1869." (Heer 1869)

"Caulerpites fastigiatus Sternberg (?), Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt, vol. 2, p. 23, Prag, 1838." (Sternberg 1838)



From Hollick (1930) (p. 57)

"Whatever may be thought of Heer's reference of this species to Sternberg's Caulerpites fastigiatus there can be but little doubt that our specimens are specifically identical with the specimen shown in Heer's Figure 10 under the name Sequoia fastigiata, from the Cenomanian of Moravia; and if all the diverse forms that have been identified from time to time with the species actually belong there its distribution in the New World would include the Atane and Patoot beds of Greenland, the Dakota sandstone of Kansas, the Magothy ( ?) formation of Marthas Vineyard, Mass., and the Tuscaloosa formation of Alabama. The foliage varies considerably in size, according to the position of the twig or branch on which it is borne. On the ultimate twigs, as may be seen in the specimen depicted in Figure 4, Plate 21, the leaves are very fine and delicate, but on the lower twigs and supporting branches, as shown in Figures 1-3 on the same plate, they are larger and are hardly to be distinguished from similar remains of Sequoia concinna Heer, the species next described, with which they occur in several of the collections."