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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002036

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2036

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

Rank: species

Genus: Valecarpus 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. 8

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S122094, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: fig. 8

Note: Holotype from the sample Vale de Agua 19.

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.
Stigmatic regions along the upper third of the apical suture. Gynoecium wall glabrous.

Etymology

Referring to the stalked gynoecium.

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