Archaefagacea Mas.Takah., E.M.Friis, Herend. et P.R.Crane

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002803


Authors: M. Takahashi, E. M. Friis, P. S. Herendeen & P. R. Crane

Rank: genus

Reference: Takahashi, M., Friis, E. M., Herendeen, P. S. & Crane, P. R. (2008): Fossil Flowers of Fagales from the Kamikitaba Locality (Early Coniacian; Late Cretaceous) of Northeastern Japan. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 169(7): 899–907., link

Page of description: 900


Archaefagacea futabensis Mas.Takah., E.M.Friis, Herend. et P.R.Crane

Original diagnosis/description

Fruits small, formed from bisexual, epigynous flowers. Tepals six, triangular. Androecium of six stamens, each opposite one of the small tepals. Gynoecium of three fused carpels with three short, persistent styles. Ovary trilocular, each locule containing two ovules. Each ovule apparently anatropous, attached axially and apically within the locule. Ovary maturing into a fruit with one to three seeds.


From the name of one of the families to which the fossil is closely related.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Archaefagacea futabensis Mas.Takah., E.M.Friis, Herend. et P.R.Crane 2008


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