Comptonia srodoniowae E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002048


Author: E. M. Friis

Rank: species

Reference: Friis, E. M. (1979): The Damgaard flora: A new Middle Miocene flora from Denmark. – Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 27(3–4): 117–142., link

Page of description: 124

Illustrations or figures: figs 6A–L


Figures: fig. 6G

Note: Inventory number and repository not specified.

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarps elongated ovoid, fusiform or guttiform, apex acuminating into style base. Endocarp one-loculed, two-valved with dehiscence along a marginal suture. External surface with one to nine conspicuous, usually high longitudinal ribs, extending from the base to the middle of the endocarp. Locule guttiform, tapering into a long apical stylar canal. Surface of locule smooth with small equiaxial cells. Endocarp wall consists of small, isodiametric stone cells; thickness of wall at dehiscence plane about 0.3 mm.


Dr. M. Łańcucka-Środoniowa, Polish palaeobotanist.


Neogene, Miocene
Odderup Formation, Middle Miocene


Brown coal pit »Damgaard S«, Fasterholt

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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