Teixeiraea Balthazar, K.R.Pedersen et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN001997

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:1997

Authors: M. von Balthazar, K. R. Pedersen & E. M. Friis

Rank: genus

Reference: von Balthazar, M., Pedersen, K. R. & Friis, E. M. (2005): Teixeiraea lusitanica, a new fossil flower from the Early Creataceous of Portugal with affinities to Ranunculates. – Plant Systematics and Evolution 255: 55–75.

Page of description: 69


Teixeiraea lusitanica Balthazar, K.R.Pedersen et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Flower male unisexual; perianth apparently spirally arrang (at leastn in the bracts and sepals) and exhibiting a transition between different organ categories from small bracts to large sepals and petals the same length as the bud, number of bracts and sepals c. 14 and of petals c. 12; androecium of c. 20 stamens in two sizes, stamens with short filaments and basifixed dithecate, tetrasporangiate anthers; anther dehiscence by longitudinal slits; connective extended; pollen small, tricolpate with long colpi, pollen wall tectateperforate and columellate; no rudiments of gynoecium present.


In recognition of Carlos Teixeira, for his contribution to the understanding of the Cretaceous floras of Portugal.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Teixeiraea lusitanica Balthazar, K.R.Pedersen et E.M.Friis 2005


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