Edencarpa B.A.Atk., Stockey et G.W.Rothwell

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001682

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1682

Authors: B. A. Atkinson, R. A. Stockey & G. W. Rothwell

Rank: genus

Reference: Atkinson, B. A., Stockey, R. A. & Rothwell, G. W. (2017): Tracking the initial diversification of asterids: anatomically preserved cornalean fruits from the early Coniacian (Late Cretaceous) of western North America. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 179(on–line): 21–35., link

Page of description: 27


Edencarpa grandis B.A.Atk., Stockey et G.W.Rothwell

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp wall thick, woody; no conspicuous external ridges or grooves. Germination valves elongate. Locules ellipsoidal to subtriangular in cross section. Endocarp of isodiametric and slightly elongate sclereids. Rows of vascular bundles within septa; no central vascular strand. One apically attached seed per locule. Seed coat membranous.


The generic name refers to fruits (-carpa) recovered from the Eden Main fossil locality (Eden-).

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Edencarpa grandis B.A.Atk., Stockey et G.W.Rothwell 2017


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