Erdtmanispermum balticum K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001904


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

Rank: species

Genus: Erdtmanispermum K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

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: 286

Illustrations or figures: figs 4–6

Name is type for

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


Original diagnosis/description

Seeds rounded to weakly triangular in cross section, ovate in longitudinal outline, rounded at the base and gradually tapering into a distinct elongated micropylar tube. Sclerified layer of seed wall consisting of two parts. Outer part composed of one layer of more or less isodiametric stone cells frequently with angular lumina; inner part consisting of 2–3 layers of elongated stone cells 2–3 times longer than broad. Micropylar tube long, narrow and thinly cutinised.


From the Baltic Sea in which the island of Bornholm is located.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
late Berriasian-Valanginian
Tornhøj Member, Jydegård Formation


Carl Nielsen A/S sand pit, southeast of Rønne, Bornholm

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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