Silvianthemum suecicum E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002047


Author: E. M. Friis

Rank: species

Genus: Silvianthemum E.M.Friis

Reference: Friis, E. M. (1990): Silvianthemum suecicum gen. et sp. nov., a new saxifragalean flower from the Late Cretaceous of Sweden. – Biologiske Skrifter 36: 1–35., link

Page of description: 7

Illustrations or figures: text-figs 1, 2,pls 1–7

Name is type for


Holotype S100376, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: pl. 1, fig. 1

Note: Holotype from the sample GI32197.

Original diagnosis/description

Sepals short lanceolate bearing a large apical multicellular gland. Petals ovate with entire margin. Pollen grains minute to small with perforate, densely pitted tectum. Nectary irregularly lobed. Glandular trichomes distributed on pedicel, hypanthium and basal portions of sepals and petals.


From Sweden where the fossil flowers were collected.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Lower unit (clay gyttja) (Late Santonian/Early Campanian)


Höganäs AB quarry at Åsen near Axeltorp, Scania

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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