• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Fossil Pollen

fern-like leaf

Many plants have been identified at Petrified Forest through leaves, pollen, and other plant parts.

NPS

Late Triassic Pollen found in Petrified Forest National Park
Compiled by W.G. Parker January 14, 2004

Data compiled from Dunay and Fisher (1984), Litwin (1986), and Litwin et al., (1991).
Numbers correspond to pollen zones discussed in Litwin (1986):
2 = lower Petrified Forest Pollen Zone (Carnian)
3 = upper Petrified Forest Pollen Zone (Norian)

Trilete Spores
2 Anapiculatisporites telephorus
2 Aulisporites astigmosus
2 Biretisporites
sp.
2,3 Calamospora tener
2 Calamospora nathorstii
2 Camarozonotrilites rudis
2 Camptotriletes tortuosus
2 Cingulatisporites rhaeticus
2 Conbaculatisporites
sp.
2 Converrucosisporites cameronii
2 Converrucosisporites matsenii
2 Cristatitriletes baculatus
2 Cyathidites minor
2,3 Dictyophyllidites harrisii
2,3 Dictyophyllidites mortonii
2 Distaverrusporites
sp.
3 Foveolatitriletes sp.
2 Gleicheniidites senonicus
2,3 Graminoides cernes
2,3 Granulatisporites infirmus
2,3 Guthoerlisporites cancellosus
2 Klukisporites granosifenestellatus
2 Kraeuselisporites cooksonae
2 Kraeuselisporites
cf. K. linearis
2 Kraeuselisporites
cf. K. reissingeri
3 Kyrtomisporis laevigatus
3 Kyrtomisporis speciosus
2 Leiotriletes gleicheniaeformis
2 Matonisporites equiexinus
2 Osmundacidites alpinus
2 Osmundacidites parvus
2 Osmundacidites wellmanii
2,3 Pseudenzonalasporites summus
2 Reticulatisporites
sp. A
2 Reticulatisporites sp. B
2 Retitriletes gracilis
2 Retitriletes
cf. R. subrotundus
2 Stereisporites antiquasporites
2 Stereisporites nochtenensis
2 Trilites klausii
2 Todisporites major
2 Todisporites rotundiformis
2 Tulesporites briscoensis
2 Tulesporites terraerubrae

Monolete Spores
2 Aratrisporites sp.

Alete Spores
2 Brodispora striata

Obligate Tetrads
2,3 Pyramidosporites traversei

Inaperturate Pollen
2,3 Araucariacites australis
2,3 Inaperturopollenites
sp.
2,3 Laricoidites desquamatus

Striate
Cornetipollis reticulata
2 Equisetosporites chinleanus
2 Lagenella martini

Monsulcate Pollen
2 Cycadopites follicularis
2,3 Cycadopites fragilis
2 Cycadopites
cf. C. westfieldicus
2 Cycadopites
sp. A
2 Cycadopites sp. B
2 Eucommiidites microgranulatus
2 cf. Liliacidites
2 Pretricolpipollenites bharadwajii

2 cf. Pretricolpipollenities
2 Leschikisportis aduncus
2 Retisulcites
sp.

Monosaccate Pollen
2,3 Cordaitina minor
2 Enzonalasporites tenuis
2,3 Enzonalasporites vigens
2 Heliosaccus dimorphus
2,3 Kuglerina meieri
2,3 Patinasporites densus
2,3 Patinasporites iustus
2,3 Patinasporites toralis
2 Vallasporites ignacii

Bisaccate Pollen
2,3 Alisporites grandis
2,3 Alisporites opii
2,3 Alisporites parvus
2,3 Alisporites perlucidus
2,3 Alisporites similis
2,3 Alisporites toralis
2,3 Alisporites
sp. A
2 Chordasporites chinleanus
2,3 Chordasporites
sp.
2,3 Colpectopollis ellipsoedius
2 Colpectopollis singulisinus
2,3 Falcisporites gottesfeldii
2 Falcisporites nuthallensis
2 Granosaccus sulcatus
2 Infernopollenites claustratus
2,3 Klausipollenites gouldii
2 Klausipollenites gouldii
var. striatus
2 Klausipollenites schaubergeri
2 Klausipollenites vestitus
2 Klausipollenites lithodendrorum
2 Klausipollenites decipiens
2 Lunatisporites
aff. L. noviaulensis
2,3 Microcachrydites doubingeri
2 Microcachrydites fastidoides
2,3 Minutosaccus crenulatus
2,3 Ovalipollis ovalis
2,3 Ovalipollis lunzensis
2,3 Pityosporites chinleanus
2,3 Pityosporites devolvens
2,3 Pityosporites oldhamensis
2 Pityosporites scaurus
2,3 Platysaccus queenslandii
2,3 Platysaccus triassicus
2,3 Plicatisaccus badius
2 Plicatisaccus segmentatus
2,3 Protodiploxypinus americus
2,3 Protodiploxypinus ujhelyi
2 Protohaploxipinus arizonicus
2 Protohaploxipinus fastidiosus
2 Protohaploxipinus lacertosus
2 Protohaploxipinus triquetricorpus
2 Rugubivesiculites proavitus
3 Rugubivesiculites
sp.
3 Samaropollenites concinnus
3 Samaropollenites speciosus
2,3 Sulcatisporites kraeuseli
2,3 Triadispora crassa
2 Triadispora dockumensis
var. chinleana
2 Triadispora fallax
2,3 Triadispora
cf. T. keuperiana
2,3 Triadispora
sp.
Vitreisporites pallidus

Circumpolloid
2 Camerosporites secatus
3 Camerosporites verrucosus
2 Duplicicporites granulatus
2 Praecirculina
sp.

Polyad/Unknown
2 Polyad sp. A.
2 New genus A.

The following taxa are listed in Dunay and Fisher (1984), however, the exact classification is unknown.
2 Abietineaepollenites bujakii
2 Anaplanisporites telephorus
2 Angustisaccus reniformis
2 Angustisaccus petulans
2 Bhardwajispora jansonii
2 Cirratriradites
sp.
2 Convolutispora klukiforma
2 Costapollenites ellipticus
2 Costatipollenites ucrainicus
2 Daughertyspora chinleana
2 Densoisporites telatus
2 Doubingerispora filamentosa
2 Guttulapollenites
cf. G. hannonicus
2 Nevesisporites
cf. N. limatulus
2 Pachysaccus feroccidentalis
2 Piceaepollinites orbatus
2 Pseudillinites platysaccus
2 Pseudillinites
cf. P. crassus
2 Schizosaccus keuperi
2 Staplinisporites telatus
2 Verrucosisporites tumulosus
2 Voltziacaeasporites globosus
2 Voltziacaeasporites heteromorpha

Did You Know?

badlands landscape at Jasper Forest

On clear days in the Southwest, especially on crisp, cold winter days, you can see landscape features almost 100 miles away!