Platanus emryi Huegele, Spielbauer et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001949

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1949

Authors: I. Huegele, R. Spielbauer & S. R. Manchester

Rank: species

Reference: Huegele, I., Spielbauer, R. & Manchester, S. R. (2020): Morphology and systematic affinities of Platanus dissecta Lesquereux (Platanaceae) from the Miocene of North America. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 181(3): 324–341.

Page of description: 327

Illustrations or figures: fig. 8

Types

Holotype UF 18849–51708, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Figures: fig. 8A

Original protologue

Dense, globose infructescences (capitula) borne in raceme-like arrangement (fig. 8A–8D, 8K, 8L). Capitula stalked to subsessile, ca. 10.8 mm in diameter. Lateral branches (connecting capitula to the main inflorescence axis) ca. 5.3 mm long. Segments of the main axis between lateral branches are ca. 22.9 mm long. Individual achenes ca. 5.0 mm long, with achene hairs rising from base and extending more than the full length of the achene. Five to seven achenes present within a single achene bundle.

Etymology

This species is named after Howard and Darlene Emry and their family who collected from the Succor Creek area over many years and have kindly contributed many materials, including platanaceous laminae, stipules, and inflorescences for this investigation.

Stratigraphy

Neogene, Miocene

Locality

United States
Succor Creek, Idaho (UF locality 18849: lat. 43°9.803′N, long. 117°1.173′W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood