Orontium wolfei Bogner, K.R.Johnson, Kvaček et Upchurch

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001911

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1911

Authors: J. Bogner, K. R. Johnson, Z. Kvaček & G. R. Upchurch

Rank: species

Reference: Bogner, J., Johnson, K. R., Kvaček, Z. & Upchurch, G. R., Jr. (2007): New fossil leaves of Araceae from the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene of western North America. – Zitteliana, Ser. A 47: 133–147.

Page of description: 136

Illustrations or figures: figs 1–9


Original diagnosis/description

Leaves oblong elliptic, entire-margined, with shortly hooded tip, venation parallel-pinnate, with inconspicuous midrib, primaries arising near the leaf base, secondary, tertiary and higher order laterals dense, subparallel with primaries, primary cross veins very widely spaced, secondary and tertiary order crossveins also wide part, oblique, irregular in their broken course, areolation dense, very narrow and elongate.


In memory of Jack Albert Wolfe (1936–2005) who made extensive field studies in the Paleogene of western North America and profoundly contributed to the knowledge of the Cenozoic flora.


Paleogene, Eocene
Allenby Formation


DMNH 382 (= One Mile Creek, Princeton, loc. B 3389), British Columbia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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