- The explosive is spelled Cordite.
is an important genus of extinct gymnosperms
which grew on wet ground similar to the Everglades
. Brackish water mussels
are found frequently between the roots of these trees. The fossils are found in rock sections from the Upper Carboniferous
of the Dutch - Belgian - German coal area. A number of many noteworthy types from this line are:
- Cordaites principalis
- Cordaites ludlowi (named after Ludlow, a coal area in England)
In contrast to many other plant varieties, Cordaites seeds are not rare, because they are rather large (up to 10mm); those seeds are named Cordaicarpus.
- Taxonomy of Cardiocarpus
- Image of a Cardiocarpus fossil