: the type genus of Cordaitaceae comprising tall Paleozoic forest trees that superficially resembled the modern screw pines but structurally were intermediate in some respects between the cycadophytes and the more advanced coniferophytes

Word History


New Latin, from August K.J.Corda †1849 Bohemian botanist + Latin -ites -ite

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“Cordaites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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