Lusicarpus K.R.Pedersen, Balthazar, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002031
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2031
Reference: Pedersen, K. R., von Balthazar, M., Crane, P. R. & Friis, E. M. (2007): Early Cretaceous floral structures and in situ tricolpate-striate pollen: New early eudicots from Portugal. – Grana 46(3): 176–196.
Page of description: 183
Lusicarpus planatus K.R.Pedersen, Balthazar, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis
Gynoecium bicarpellate, syncarpous, hypogynous and shortly stalked, supported by a narrow elongated bract. Gynoecium flattened dorsi-ventrally with a rounded base. Carpels united for most of their length. Styles two, short and stout, bent outwards in anthetic flowers. Stigma double-crested, not distinctly papillate and covered by secretion. Pollen grains adhering to stigma tricolpate and striate.
Composed of Lusitania (old Roman name for Portugal) and karpos (gr. fruit) referring to the pistillate nature of these Portuguese fossil flowers.