Tricalycites major Hollick
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001135
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1135
Authors: C. A. Hollick
Genus: Tricalycites Newb. ex Hollick
Reference: Hollick, C. A. (1904): Additions to the paleobotany of the Cretaceous formation on Long Island. No. II. – Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden 3: 403–418, pls 70–79.
Page of description: 416
Illustrations or figures: pl. 72, figs 3–7
Figures: pl. 2, fig. 3–7
Note: Five specimens figured by Hollick (1914: Bull. New York Bot. Gard., 3: pl. 2, fig. 3–7).
Organism normally consisting of three entire, oblong-spatulate wings or appendages, tri-palmately arranged and attached to a common nucleus by their bases, finely and closely striated longitudinally, middle one usually the largest, about 4 cm. long by 1.3 cm. broad.
These well-defined organisms are evidently generically identical with those described by Newberry under the name Tricalycites papyraceus (Fl. Amboy Clays, I. c. 132. pl. 46, f. 30–38), and they merely differ in their larger size. In some specimens, as indicated in figs. 5 and 6, the appendages appear as if confluent at their bases, which is probably due to overlapping, and doubtless these specimens, if perfect, would present the appearance of three-lobed samarae.
Glen Cove, Long Insland, New York
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood