Pseudolimnobiophyllum simile Coiffard et B.A.R.Mohr

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001645


Authors: C. Coiffard & B. A. R. Mohr

Rank: species

Genus: Pseudolimnobiophyllum Coiffard et B.A.R.Mohr

Reference: Coiffard, C. & Mohr, B. A. R. (2018): Cretaceous tropical Alismatales in Africa: diversity, climate and evolution. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 20(2): 117–131.

Page of description: 119

Illustrations or figures: figs 1A–D, 5C

Name is type for

Pseudolimnobiophyllum Coiffard et B.A.R.Mohr 2018


Holotype MB. Pb. 2016/806, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
Figures: figs 1A, C, D, 5C

Original diagnosis/description

Floating aquatic plants with rosettes of peltate leaves helically arranged around short stems and numerous elongate roots bearing fine unbranched lateral roots. Leaves petiolate, with a peltate base. Primary venation parallel pinnate with basal primaries entering the posterior division of the leaves. Primary veins not forming a marginal collective vein. Reticulate secondary veins opposite-percurrent. Higher order reticulate venation consisting of one or two orders of opposite percurrent veins.


The specific name ‘simile’ is derived from latin ‘similis’ for like, similar, resembling.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Campanian
Quseir Formation (formerly Mut Formation)


Baris (24°33′N, 30°43′E)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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