Platananthus scanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002770
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2770
Genus: Platananthus Manchester
Page of description: 13
Illustrations or figures: pl. 5, figs 1–9, pl. 6, figs 1–8
Holotype S 100001, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: pl. 5, fig. 1
Staminate inflorescence pedunculate, composed of about 100 closely spaced flowers. Flowers surrounded by prominent tepals. Tepals elongate and apically expanded, about the same length as the pollen sacs. Apical extension of connective clearly delimited at the base, elongate, triangular in outline; usually half to two thirds the length of the pollen sacs, projecting beyond the tepals. Pollen grains small, prolate to spherical, finely reticulate.
From the province of Scania, southern Sweden where the fossils were collected.
Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Lower unit (clay gyttja); Late Santonian/Early Campanian
Höganäs AB quarry at Åsen, Scania
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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