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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002034


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 for

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


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 diagnosis/description

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.


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


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)


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


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