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

Type taxon

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

Original protologue

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.

Etymology

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