Quinquala obovata Manchester et Disney in Manchester, Disney & Pham

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001528

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1528

Authors: S. R. Manchester & K. A. Disney

Rank: species

Genus: Quinquala Manchester et Disney in Manchester, Disney & Pham

Reference: Manchester, S. R., Disney, K. A. & Pham, K. K. (2020): Winged fruits of rutaceous affinity from the Eocene of western North America. – Fossil Imprint 76(2): 211–21.

Page of description: 213

Illustrations or figures: Text-figs 2, 3a–g, i, j, 4

Name is type for

Quinquala Manchester et Disney in Manchester, Disney & Pham 2020


Holotype UF 19376-60038, Paleobotany Collections, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Figures: text-fig. 2a

Note: Paratypes: UF 19376-60023a (Text-fig. 2b), UF 19374-60339 (Text-fig. 2c), UF 19376-60050 (Text-fig. 2d), UF 19374-61756 (Text-fig. 2e), UF 19376-60067 (Text-fig. 2f, p), UF 19376-60069 (Text-figs 2i, 3e), UF 19376-60072 (Text-fig. 2j), UF 19376-60062 (Text-figs 2l, 3f), UF 19374-60403 (Text-fig. 2m), UF 19376-60023b (Text-fig. 3a), UF 19376-60023c (Text-fig. 3b), UF 262-17690 (Text-fig. 3c, g), UF 229-53091 (Text-fig. 3d) housed in Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA.

Original diagnosis/description

Fruits single, obovate, 1.1–1.7 times longer than wide. Fruit apex rounded, without a stylar protrusion. Base cuneate and rounded, margins entire. Locular area oblanceolate. Five thick longitudinal wings, veins obscure. Wing and fruit body dotted with circular glands. Fruit borne on pedicel with prominent perianth scar at the junction of pedicel and fruit base. Narrow disk scar located immediately below the perianth scar.


The epithet, obovata refers to the fruit shape.


Paleogene, Eocene
Tepee Trail Formation


United States
Kisinger Lakes, northwestern Wyoming (UF 19376: N 43° 42.056′, W 109° 52.918′)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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