Palaeocarpinus P.R.Crane

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002220


Author: P. R. Crane

Rank: genus

Reference: Crane, P. R. (1981): Betulaceous leaves and fruits from the British Upper Palaeocene. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 83(2): 103–136.

Page of description: 114


Original diagnosis/description

Bracteate fruits comprising a broadly ovate to elliptic nut subtended by an involucre of two equal or sub-equal bracts. Nutlets flattened in the plane of the bracts with ribs on both faces. Perigone present bearing simple hairs.


From the closely related extant genus.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus


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