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
Genus: Platananthus Manchester
Page of description: 12
Illustrations or figures: pl. 3, figs 1–7, pl. 4, figs 1–6
Holotype USNM 401637, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: pl. 3, fig. 1
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
Neuse River Cut-off, North Carolina
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood