Plant cuticle compressions are described for the first time in a Lower Cretaceous level from the Khardalé region, southern Lebanon. The preliminary study of cuticles indicates a new assemblage with Ferns, Cycadales, Bennettitales and Coniferales. Angiosperms are not represented. It is the first discovery of such a diverse flora in this area. Stratigraphic, taphonomic and climatic remarks are given.
Plant cuticles, new assemblage, Early Cretaceous, Southern Lebanon