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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001683

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1683

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

Rank: species

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

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

Illustrations or figures: figs 5, 6

Name is type for

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


Holotype F-55479, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Condon Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Figures: figs 5A, 6

Note: Paratypes: F-55478, F-554802F-55482 (Condon Museum), P14493 D bot (University of Alberta Paleobotanical Collections).

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarps ovoid, up to 7.0 mm long, 6.0 mm wide. Endocarp with smooth external surface, threeor four-loculate.


The specific epithet, grandis (large), refers to the relatively large size of the fruits.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Comox Formation, early Coniacian, Late Cretaceous (∼89 Ma)


Eden Main: The Ditch (lat. 49°49ʹ39.40''N, long. 12°725;43.50''W), Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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