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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002836


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

Rank: species

Genus: Chontrocarpus Leng, Schönenb. et E.M.Friis

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

Illustrations or figures: figs 121–128

Name is type for

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


Holotype S124586, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 121–123

Note: Holotype from sample GI32197.

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 thick follicle wall.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Late Santonian–Early Campanian


Höganäs AB quarry at Åsen, Scania

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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