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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002772

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2772

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

Rank: species

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

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

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2, pl. 9, figs 1–7

Name is type for

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

Types

Original diagnosis/description

Pistillate inflorescence sessile on a long axis. Inflorescence composed of about 100 closely spaced flowers. Each flower consists of five carpels surrounded by several layers of linear to spatulate, membranous tepals. Inner tepals about as long as the carpels. Outer tepals typically less than half the length of the carpels. Carpels narrow, obtriangular in outline, with a peltate to pyramidal swelling at the apex.

Etymology

From the State of Maryland, USA, where the fossils were collected.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous, Albian
Patapsco Formation (Potomac Group); Late Albian

Locality

United States
West Brothers clay pit, Maryland

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood