Scandianthus E.M.Friis et Skarby

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002043


Authors: E. M. Friis & A. Skarby

Rank: genus

Reference: Friis, E. M. & Skarby, A. (1982): Scandianthus gen. nov., Angiosperm Flowers of Saxifragalean Affinity from the Upper Cretaceous of Southern Sweden. – Annals of Botany 50(5): 569–583., link

Page of description: 570

Type taxon

Scandianthus costatus E.M.Friis et Skarby

Original protologue

Flower small, subtended by two bracteoles, actinomorphic and bisexual. Perianth epigynous; sepals five and petals five, both free, aestivation open. Androecium diplostemonous: stamens ten; filament triangular, tapering from the base. Disc prominent, bearing five two-lobed appendages. Gynoecium formed by two fused carpels; ovary inferior and unilocular, styles two, free; placentae two, apical and lateral, pendant; ovules numerous; fruit a capsule with apical dehiscence between the styles; seed anatropous, elongated ellipsoidal.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Scandianthus major E.M.Friis et Skarby 1982