Chontrocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002835


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: 399


Chontrocarpus pachytoichus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Follicle astipitate, narrowly obovate to narrowly ellipsoidal and slightly flattened laterally with the base curved towards the ventral side and rounded apex. Ventral slit extending for the entire length of the follicle and over the topological apex of the follicle. Stigma distinct, double crested, protruding and elliptic at the distal end of the ventral slit. Follicle surface smooth with scattered trichomes and stomata. Follicle wall thick dorsally, thin laterally and ventrally.


From Greek referring to the bulky fruit.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Chontrocarpus pachytoichus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis 2005


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