Appomattoxia E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002842


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

Rank: genus

Reference: Friis, E. M., Pedersen, K. R. & Crane, P. R. (1995): Appomattoxia ancistrophora gen. et sp. nov., a new Early Cretaceous plant with similarities to Circaeaster and extant Magnoliidae. – American Journal of Botany 82(7): 933–943., link

Page of description: 935


Appomattoxia ancistrophora E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Original diagnosis/description

Dispersed fruiting units (fruits or fruitlets) stalked, unilocular with a single, pendulous, orthotropous seed. Stigma one. Fruit wall thin, covered by densely spaced and stout, hook-shaped unicellular spines, except for the stigmatic area that is glabrous. Seed coat membranous. Pollen grains monocolpate, tectate.


From the Appomattox River that runs close to the locality where the fossils were collected.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Appomattoxia ancistrophora E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane 1995

Appomattoxia minuta E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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