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asterophyllites

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of fossil plants; star-leaf: so called from the stellated disposition of the leaves around the branches. They abound in the coal-measures, and are believed to be the branches of the Calamites or Calamodendron.

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  • noun Plural form of asterophyllite.

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Examples

  • There were tall grasses, ferns, lycopods, besides sigillaria, asterophyllites, now scarce plants, but then the species might be counted by thousands.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • There were tall grasses, ferns, lycopods, besides sigillaria, asterophyllites, now scarce plants, but then the species might be counted by thousands.

    A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Besides some of doubtful affinity, (annularia, asterophyllites, &c.,) there were a few of the pine family, which seem to have been the highest class of trees of this era, and are only as yet found in isolated cases, and in sandstone beds.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

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