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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002034

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2034

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

Rank: species

Genus: Silucarpus K.R.Pedersen, Balthazar, P.R.Crane et E.M.Friis

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: 186

Illustrations or figures: fig. 7

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S154521, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: fig. 7

Note: Holotype from the sample Vale de Agua 364.

Original protologue

Gynoecium bicarpellate, syncarpous and hypogynous, flattened dorsi-ventrally with a round base. Carpels united for most of their length. Styles two, short and stout, bent outwards at anthesis. Stigma double-crested and papillate.
Carpels united up to about 5/6 of their length. Stigmatic regions along about 2/3 of the length of styles. Gynoecium wall glabrous.

Etymology

From kamptos (gr. curved) and stylos (gr. pillar) referring to the curved styles of the fruit.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
"Complexos gresosos de Nazaré e de Cós-Juncal" – basal part (Famalicão Member) of the Figueira da Foz Formation (late Aptian or early Albian)

Locality

Portugal
Clay pit complex near the village of Vale de Agua, western Portugal (39°37′15″N, 8°51′30″W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood