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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002769

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2769

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

Types

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.

Etymology

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

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Black Creek Formation; Santonian or Campanian

Locality

United States
Neuse River Cut-off, North Carolina

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood