Erdtmanitheca K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001901
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1901
Page of description: 280
Erdtmanitheca texensis K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
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.