Aquia P.R.Crane, K.R.Pedersen, E.M.Friis et Drinnan

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002838


Authors: P. R. Crane, K. R. Pedersen, E. M. Friis & A. N. Drinnan

Rank: genus

Reference: Crane, P. R., Pedersen, K. R., Friis, E. M. & Drinnan, A. N. (1993): Early Cretaceous (Early to Middle Albian) Platanoid Inflorescences Associated with Sapindopsis Leaves from the Potomac Group of Eastern North America. – Systematic Botany 18(2): 328–344., link

Page of description: 336


Aquia brookensis P.R.Crane, K.R.Pedersen, E.M.Friis et Drinnan

Original diagnosis/description

Globose staminate inflorescences composed of a spheroidal receptacular core bearing staminate flowers. Stamens have long filaments and shorter tetrasporangiate anthers with extensive connective tissue between the two pairs of pollen sacs and well-developed valvate dehiscences. Anthers basifixed, lacking a distinct joint at the base and gradually merging into the upper part of the filament. Apical extension of the connective beyond the pollen sacs very weakly developed. Pollen small, prolate, foveo-reticulate.


From Aquia Creek, which runs close to the type locality.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Aquia brookensis P.R.Crane, K.R.Pedersen, E.M.Friis et Drinnan 1993


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