Carpestella lacunata Balthazar, K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002026
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2026
Genus: Carpestella Balthazar, K.R.Pedersen, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
Reference: von Balthazar, M., Pedersen, K. R., Crane, P. R. & Friis, E. M. (2008): Carpestella lacunata gen. et sp. nov., a new basal angiosperm flower from the Early Cretaceous (Early to Middle Albian) of eastern North America. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 169(7): 890–898., link
Page of description: 891
Illustrations or figures: figs 1–3
Name is type taxon for
Holotype PP53248, Paleobotanical Collections, Department of Geology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Figures: figs 1–3
Flower small and actinomorphic. Two types of scars present outside the gynoecium. Basalmost scars large and oval, ~15 in spiral arrangement. Distal scars small and quadrangular, ~60 in spiral arrangement. Gynoecium syncarpous, composed of 13 carpels arranged radially around a central column. Ovary partly inferior. Carpel flanks united in the center and free at the periphery forming septal slits.
From lat. lacunus (hollow), refers to the septal slits in the carpel flanks.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous, Albian
Potomac Group, basal part of subzone IIB (Early to Middle Albian)
Sample 082, Puddledock locality, Tarmac Lone Star Industries sand and gravel pit, located south of Richmond and east of the Appomattox River in Prince George County, Virginia.
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood