Definition of Genus Cordaites
1. Noun. Tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Cordaitaceae, Family Cordaitaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cordaites
Literary usage of Genus Cordaites
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1. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"The genus Cordaites, as first used, may include any of these. The isolated stems are usually described as ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"In the genus Cordaites, as also in ... without further discussion at this time.1 In the genus Cordaites, according to the provisional specific ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"Prominent among the Gymnosperms of the Palaeozoic forests must have been the genus Cordaites: tall handsome trees, with long strap-shaped leaves, ..."
4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1903)
"... the genus Cordaites: tall handsome trees, with long strap-shaped leaves. This genus, which has been made the type of a distinct group of Gymnosperms, ..."
5. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1872)
"... Cordaites and Psilophyton merit special notice here, genus Cordaites is common both to the Devonian and Carboniferous formations, and includes broad, ..."