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
Page of description: 16
Platanocarpus marylandensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
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.
From the genus Platanus to which this fossil is related and karpos (Greek) fruit.
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood