Platananthus Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002766

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2766

Author: S. R. Manchester

Rank: genus

Reference: Manchester, S. R. (1986): Vegetative and Reproductive Morphology of an Extinct Plane Tree (Platanaceae) from the Eocene of Western North America. – Botanical Gazette 147(2): 200–226., link

Page of description: 212

Type

Original diagnosis/description

Globose staminate heads 3–10 mm in diameter composed of a spheroidal receptacular core surrounded by numerous staminate florets. Each floret has five elongate anthers on short filaments with conical, elongate-peltate connectives surrounded by prominent tepals. Pollen reticulate, tricolpate, and small, 11–16 μm polar length, 8–14 μm equatorial diameter.

Emended diagnosis

Friis et al. (1988: Reproductive Structures of Cretaceous Platanaceae. – Biol. Skr., 31: 10):
Globose staminate inflorescences composed of a spheroidal receptacular core surrounded by numerous closely packed staminate flowers. Each flower consists of five stamens surrounded by prominent tepals. Stamens have elongate anthers on short filaments with peltate to conical extensions of the connectives. Pollen spheroidal to prolate, small to very small, tricolpate reticulate.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Platananthus synandrus Manchester 1986

Platananthus potomacensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 1988

Platananthus hueberi E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 1988

Platananthus scanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 1988