Malliocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002829


Authors: Q. Leng, J. Schönenberger & E. M. Friis

Rank: genus

Reference: Leng, Q., Schönenberger, J. & Friis, E. M. (2005): Late Cretaceous follicular fruits from southern Sweden with systematic affinities to early diverging eudicots. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148(4): 377–407.

Page of description: 390


Malliocarpus batrachoides Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Infructescence consisting of a main axis bearing helically arranged lateral subunits. Subunits composed of a median bract and two lateral prophylls supporting a single follicle. Follicle ovate, probably astipitate, with a convex dorsal and a slightly convex ventral side. Ventral slit facing the infructescence axis, apparently along the entire length of the follicle and extending over the topological apex to the abaxial side, where the stigma is located. Stigma indistinct, double crested, with smooth, glabrous surface. Follicle surface wrinkled. Follicle wall thick. Surface of infructescence and follicle covered by dense indumentum of uniseriate trichomes


From Greek referring to the densely spaced hairs covering the fruit.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Malliocarpus batrachoides Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis 2005


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