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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002769


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

Rank: species

Genus: Platananthus Manchester

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (1988): Reproductive Structures of Cretaceous Platanaceae. – Biologiske Skrifter 31: 1–55., link

Page of description: 12

Illustrations or figures: pl. 3, figs 1–7, pl. 4, figs 1–6


Original diagnosis/description

Staminate inflorescences sessile, composed of about 50 closely spaced flowers. Flowers surrounded by membranous tepals, about the same length as the stamens. Apical extension of connective clearly delimited at the base, peltate; less than one fifth the length of the pollen sacs, not projecting beyond the tepals. Papillae arise from the contiguous surfaces of adjacent anthers just below the apical connective. Pollen grains small, prolate and coarsely reticulate.


In honour of Dr. Francis M. Hueber who kindly provided the Neuse River material.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Black Creek Formation; Santonian or Campanian


United States
Neuse River Cut-off, North Carolina

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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