Hedyflora E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000136

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:136

Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: genus

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): Hedyosmum-like fossils in the early Cretaceous diversification of angiosperms. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(3): 232–239.

Page of description: 233


Hedyflora crystallifera E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Flowers, unisexual, apedicellate, epigynous, with one whorl of three free tepals at the top of a triangular ovary. Hypanthium with lateral depressions (windows). Ovary unilocular with a single pendant, orthotropous, and bitegmic ovule. Stigma one. Fruit a nut. Seed endotestal; endotesta of a single layer of endoreticulate and crystalliferous cells; exotegmen of a single layer of sclerenchyma cells.


From the name part Hedy in Hedyosmum and flos (Latin for flower) to indicate the close similarity to the extant genus.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Hedyflora crystallifera E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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