Fraxinus zlatkoi Meng-Xiao Wu et J.Huang in Wu, Huang, Su, Zhou & Xing

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002614


Authors: M. X. Wu & J. Huang

Rank: species


Reference: Wu, M. X., Huang, J., Su, T., Zhou, Z. K. & Xing, Y. W. (2022): Fraxinus L. (Oleaceae) fruits from the early Oligocene of southwest China and their biogeographic implications. – Fossil Imprint 77(2): 287–298.

Page of description: 289

Illustrations or figures: text-fig. 3a–e, l, m


Holotype XTBGPC–LH3–0341, Palaeoecology Collections, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun, Yunnan, China
Figures: text–fig. 3a, b

Note: Paratype: XTBGPC-LH3-1138 (text–fig. 3d).

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit a samara, flattened, symmetrical, one seed located in the base, veins parallel to the long axis, length to width ratio of fruit 2.5–3.4 : 1; seed obovate, symmetric.


The specific epithet “zlatkoi” refers to the palaeobotanist Prof. Zlatko Kvaček recognizing his significant contributions to long-term research on the floras of the Cenozoic.


Paleogene, Oligocene, Rupelian
33 ± 1 to 32 ± 1 Ma


Lühe Town, Chuxiong, Yunnan Province, China (25°08.5′ N, 101°22.5′ E)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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