Xylocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis nom. illeg.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002833

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2833

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

Rank: genus

Illegitimate name, non Xylocarpus J.Koenig, Naturforscher (Halle) 20: 2 (1784)

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: 397


Xylocarpus rhitidoides Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Follicle apparently astipitate, narrowly oblong and slightly flattened laterally, with a distinct ridge along the ventral margin. Ventral slit extends for the entire length of the follicle and over the topological apex to the abaxial side. Stigmatic area distinct, elliptical, on a shallow double crest at the distal end of the ventral slit. Follicle surface smooth to strongly wrinkled. Follicle wall supplied by one dorsal and two lateral bundles. Placentation marginal-linear with many anatropous ovules. Seeds ellipsoidal with reticulate surface. Seed coat with three layers.


From Greek referring to the strongly lignified (woody) follicle wall.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Xylocarpus rhitidoides Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis 2005


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