Miroviaceae

Preserved leaf sections of Mirovia gothanii, from Gomez (2002).


Belongs within: Pinopsida.

The Miroviaceae is an extinct group of conifers known from the mid-Jurassic to the Late Cretaceous, with linear leaves similar in appearance to the modern umbrella pine Sciadopitys verticillata. They differ from modern conifers in having the closely placed stomata restricted to a sunken groove with a protruding margin on the abaxial side of the leaf (Gomez 2002).

<==Miroviaceae
    |--Tritaenia G02
    |--Holkopitys Bose & Manum 1990 G02
    |    `--H. hoegii G02
    |--Oswaldheeria Bose & Manum 1990 G02
    |    |--O. arctica G02
    |    |--O. hallei G02
    |    |--O. macrophylla G02
    |    `--O. scotica G02
    |--Sciadopityoides G02
    |    |--S. crameri G02
    |    |--S. greenboana G02
    |    |--S. ikorfatensis G02
    |    |--S. microphylla G02
    |    |--S. nathorstii G02
    |    |--S. ukrainensis G02
    |    |--S. uralensis G02
    |    `--S. variabilis G02
    `--Mirovia G02
         |--*M. szaferi Reyman√≥wna 1985 G02
         |--M. capbohemanensis G02
         |--M. florinii G02
         |--M. gothanii Gomez 2002 G02
         |--M. groenlandica G02
         |--M. ineffecta G02
         |--M. lagerheimii G02
         |--M. persulcata G02
         `--M. sibirica G02

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[G02] Gomez, B. 2002. A new species of Mirovia (Coniferales, Miroviaceae) from the Lower Cretaceous of the Iberian Ranges (Spain). Cretaceous Research 23: 761–773.

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