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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002035

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2035

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: 186

Type taxon

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

Original protologue

Gynoecium tricarpellate, syncarpous and hypogynous, borne on a short stalk. Carpels united for most of their length. Ovary distinctly triangular in cross-section. Stigma sessile, double-crested, papillate, and secretory restricted to the distal parts of the three ventral slits; papillae short and rounded.

Etymology

From Vale de Agua, and karpos (gr. fruit).

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

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