Groenlandia pescheri D.Uhl et Poschm.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000204


Authors: D. Uhl & M. Poschmann

Rank: species

Reference: Uhl, D. & Poschmann, M. (2018): Groenlandia pescheri sp. nov. (Potamogetonaceae) from the Late Oligocene Fossil-Lagerstätte Enspel (Westerwald, Germany). – Acta Palaeobotanica 58(1): 61–72.

Page of description: 63

Illustrations or figures: Pls 1-6


Holotype PB 2015/5443-LS, Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz, Germany
Figures: Pl. 1, fig. 1

Note: Large fertile specimen.

Original diagnosis/description

Species of the genus Groenlandia, characterized by a spiked crest on the keel of the thin exocarp. Number of drupe-like fruits (=flowers) per spike 2–4 [– 6]. Leaves amplexicaul and (sub-)oppositely arranged throughout the shoot, without observable stipule-like appendages.


In honour of Dr. Michael Pescher (Adrian Basalt Company), for his continuous support of the early scientific excavations at Enspel during the 1990s.


Paleogene, Oligocene, Chattian
“Oilshale”, basal part of layer S14, Enspel Formation, Late Oligocene (MP 28), Chattian


Enspel (Westerwald, Germany). Maar lake deposits.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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