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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002773


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: 17

Illustrations or figures: pl. 10, figs 1–8


Original diagnosis/description

Pistillate inflorescence sessile on an axis. Inflorescence composed of about 100 flowers. Each flower apparently consists of five carpels surrounded by short, broad, membranous tepals. Tepals typically about one third the length of the capels. Carpels narrow, obtriangular in outline with slightly pointed apex.


From the State of North Carolina, USA, where the fossils were collected.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Black Creek Formation; Santonian or Campanian


United States
Neuse River Cut-Off, North Carolina

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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