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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002038


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

Rank: species

Genus: Aguacarpus 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: 188

Illustrations or figures: figs 9, 10

Name is type for

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


Holotype S153517, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: fig. 9

Note: Holotype from the sample Vale de Agua 141.

Paratype: S101426 (sample Vale de Agua 141).

Original diagnosis/description

Gynoecium tricarpellate, syncarpous, and hypogynous, borne on a short stalk. Carpels united for almost their entire length. Ovary triangular in cross-section. Styles three, short, and stout. Stigma double-crested, papillate, and secretory, extending for the full length of the ventral suture; stigmatic papillae long, multicellular, covered with remains of secretion.
Gynoecium with long trichomes and conspicuous stomata.


Referring to the hirsute surface of the gynoecium.


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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