Scandianthus major E.M.Friis et Skarby

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002045


Authors: E. M. Friis & A. Skarby

Rank: species

Genus: Scandianthus E.M.Friis et Skarby

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: 575

Illustrations or figures: figs 3b, 4a–c


Holotype SEM-144
Figures: fig. 4a

Note: Holotype from the sample 129.

Repository not specified.

Original diagnosis/description

Bracteoles broad, usually longer than ovary, often with incised margin. Sepals elongated triangular, petals ligulate, slightly longer than sepals. Ovary campanulate with 10 indistinct longitudinal ridges.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Fluviatile sequence resting on weathered bedrock and partly overlain by Campanian greensands (Upper Santonian or Lower Campanian)


Höganäs AB's quarry at Åsen (56 ° 9′ N, 14° 30′ E)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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