Platanocarpus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002771

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2771

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

Rank: genus

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: 16

Type

Platanocarpus marylandensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Globose pistillate inflorescences composed of a spheroidal, central receptacular core surrounded by numerous densely packed pistillate flowers. Each flower with an undifferentiated perianth surrounding an apocarpous gynoecium. Carpels with a ventral slit and poorly developed style. Fruitlets achenes (nutlets). Trichomes not present on the carpels.

Etymology

From the genus Platanus to which this fossil is related and karpos (Greek) fruit.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Platanocarpus marylandensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 1988

Platanocarpus carolinensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 1988

Platanocarpus brookensis P.R.Crane, K.R.Pedersen, E.M.Friis et Drinnan 1993