Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001941
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1941
Author: S. R. Manchester
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
Aralia lobata Knowlt.
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).