The palynological assemblage from Lettenkohle deposits near Ucel (Ardèche, France) can be matched with those from Karnian deposits in the Austrian Alps. The occurrence of Camerosporites secatus suggests a correlation with the Middle Upper Triassic (Karnian) of the North Sea Basin. The Ucel assemblage shows striking differences to a palynological assemblage obtained from Lettenkohle deposits near Crussol (50 km North-East of Ucel).