Erdtmanitheca K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001901


Authors: K. R. Pedersen, P. R. Crane & E. M. Friis

Rank: genus

Reference: Pedersen, K. R., Crane, P. R. & Friis, E. M. (1989): Pollen organs and seeds with Eucommiidites pollen. – Grana 28: 279–294.

Page of description: 280


Erdtmanitheca texensis K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Spheroidal to ellipsoidal pollen organ composed of numerous radiating scales. Each scale (microsporophyll) bearing or containing long narrow pollen sacs and expanding at the apex into a circular to hexagonal head. Pollen of the Eucommiidites-type with a single prominent colpus on the distal surface flanked by two lateral colpi.


In honour of Gunnar Erdtman who first named and drew attention to the Eucommiidites pollen.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Erdtmanitheca texensis K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis 1989

Erdtmanitheca portucalensis M.M.Mendes, Pais, K.R.Pedersen et E.M.Friis 2010


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