Eydeia Stockey, H.Nishida et B.A.Atk.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001899

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1899

Authors: R. A. Stockey, H. Nishida & B. A. Atkinson

Rank: genus

Reference: Stockey, R. A., Nishida, H. & Atkinson, B. A. (2016): Anatomically preserved fossil cornalean fruits from the Upper Cretaceous of Hokkaido: Eydeia hokkaidoensis gen. et sp. nov.American Journal of Botany 103(9): 1642–1656., link

Page of description: 1643


Eydeia hokkaidoensis Stockey, H.Nishida et B.A.Atk.

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit drupaceous, four- to five-loculate. Locules subtriangular to ellipsoidal in cross section. Valves elongate, composed of isodiametric sclereids. Septum with elongate and isodiametric sclereids. Mesocarp fleshy, parenchymatous. Endocarp vasculature in two rows within septa; vascular bundles small, without surrounding fibers. Seeds, one per locule, anatropous, apically attached, seed bundle prominent. Endosperm cellular, copious. Embryos with two, spathulate cotyledons.


This genus is named in honor of the late Dr. Richard H. Eyde, for his numerous contributions to our understanding of the biogeography, morphology, anatomy, and evolution of Cornales that have served as the foundation for all further research in studies of fossil and living taxa

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Eydeia hokkaidoensis Stockey, H.Nishida et B.A.Atk. 2016

Eydeia vancouverensis B.A.Atk., Stockey et G.W.Rothwell 2017


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