Lusicarpus K.R.Pedersen, Balthazar, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002031


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

Rank: genus

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

Original diagnosis/description

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.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Lusicarpus planatus K.R.Pedersen, Balthazar, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis 2007


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