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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000137

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:137

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

Rank: species

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

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

Illustrations or figures: figs 1A-1I, 2A-2C

Name is type for

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


Holotype S101738, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: fig. 1A-1C

Note: holotype: Buarcos sample 157

paratypes: S101600-S101604, S101724-S101737, S101743-S101746, S175200 (Buarcos sample 157), S175201-S175204 (Buarcos sample 209), S101532, S101740-S101742, S175205 (Buarcos sample 210), S175206, S175207 (Buarcos sample 211), S175208, S175209 (Buarcos sample 244), S172328 (Buarcos sample 371)

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 crystalliferous endotesta.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
late Aptian–early Albian



Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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