ALBIZZIOXYLON CHINJIENSIS SP. NOV., A NEW FOSSIL SPECIES OF THE FAMILY LEGUMINOSAE FROM CHINJI FORMATION SALT RANGE, PUNJAB PAKISTAN
Keywords:Albizzioxylon chinjiensis sp.nov. leguminosae, fossil wood, Chinji formation, Pakistan
The present paper describes of anatomical details of petrified wood belonging to Chinji formation
of Miocene age exposed at Chinji National Reserve. The three dimensional sections were prepared by standard
technique. Microscopic attributes of the fossil wood such as vessels, parenchyma, fibers, and xylem rays were
compared with modern and fossil wood. The wood under investigation was found comparable with the genus
Albizzia of family leguminosae. Results showed that it has been described as new species and named as
Albizzioxylon chinjiensis sp. nov. It is concluded that the epithet chinjiensis refers to its locality.