GNS Science NZ catalogue of fossil spores and

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen:
An illustrated catalogue

J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy

Cyathidites splendens Harris 1965

IGNS taxon number: 59.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma SPORITES; Turma TRILETES; Suprasubturma ACAVATITRILETES; Subturma AZONATI; Infraturma LAEVIGATI.


1965 Cyathidites splendens Harris p. 79, pl. 24, figs 13-15.

1988 Cyathidites splendens; Raine & Wilson p. 388.

1992 Cyathidites splendens Harris; Alley & Broadbridge p. 250, fig. 6H.

1994 Cyathidites splendens (Acrostichum aureum type) Macphail et al. p. 247, fig. 10.9a.

1997 Cyathidites splendens Harris; de Villiers & Cadman p. 76, fig. 5.13.

1999 Cyathidites splendens Harris; Macphail p. 211, pl. 2, fig. 18.

Natural affinity: Filicopsida; Cyatheaceae, Adiantaceae (Acrostichum aureum type).

NZ age range: Paleogene.

Brief description: Spore. Trilete.

Cite this publication as: "J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy (2011). New Zealand fossil spores and pollen: an illustrated catalogue. 4th edition. GNS Science miscellaneous series no. 4.".
© GNS Science, 2011
ISBN 978-0-478-19871-3
ISSN 1177-2441
(Available also in CD version from: Publications Officer, GNS Science, P.O. Box 30368 Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

DELTA Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993, 1999) should also be cited (see References).