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 taxon 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 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.


From the crystalliferous endotesta.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
late Aptian–early Albian



Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood