Skyttegaardia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002496


Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: genus

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2021): Microsporangiophores from the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian) of Bornholm, Denmark, with comments on a pre-angiosperm xerophytic flora. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 293: 104487 (11 pp.).

Page of description: 2


Skyttegaardia galtieri E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Microsporangiophore consisting of a proximal fertile stalk-like portion and a distal sterile extension. Fertile portion massive with two sporangia deeply sunken in two cavities arranged symmetrically on the presumed abaxial side of the stalk-like portion with one sporangium in each cavity. Dehiscence of sporangium by a longitudinal slit facing the opening of the cavity. Sterile distal tip of sporangiophore elongate, conical, tapering distally to a slender point. Cuticle thick; stomata on distal tip haplocheilic, deeply sunken. Pollen monocolpate, tectate-psilate.


From the locality where the type material was collected.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Skyttegaardia galtieri E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2021

Skyttegaardia nagalingumiae Elgorriaga et B.A.Atk. 2023


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