Cucurbitaciphyllum Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001941


Author: S. R. Manchester

Rank: genus

Reference: Manchester, S. R. (2014): Revisions to Roland Brown's North American Paleocene flora. – Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis 70(3–4): 153–210., link

Page of description: 169


Original diagnosis/description

Leaves palmately trilobed, petiole narrow, not swollen at junction with lamina. Lamina base cordate, lobe apices acute; lobal sinuses rounded, margins of three main lobes with smaller lobes and teeth. Venation actinodromous with a primary veins directed into each major lobe. Secondary veins pinnate, camptodromous to semicraspedodromous, sometimes interconnecting to form an intramarginal vein in lower portion of the lobes. Lower surface of leaf covered by closely spaced trichomes.


The generic name combines the roots, Cucurbitac-, referring to the family Cucurbitaceae, which has similar leaves among extant genera, and -phyllon (Gr. = leaf).

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Cucurbitaciphyllum lobatum (Knowlt.) Manchester 2014


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