Platanocarpus carolinensis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002773
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2773
Genus: Platanocarpus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Page of description: 17
Illustrations or figures: pl. 10, figs 1–8
Holotype USNM 401642, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: pl. 10, fig. 1
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
Neuse River Cut-Off, North Carolina
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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