Lobospermum glabrum E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN002852

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:2852

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

Rank: species

Genus: Lobospermum E.M.Friis, K.R.Pedersen et P.R.Crane

Reference: Friis, E. M., Pedersen, K. R. & Crane, P. R. (2009): Early Cretaceous mesofossils from Portugal and eastern North America related to the Bennettitales-Erdtmanithecales-Gnetales group. – American Journal of Botany 96(1): 252–283.

Page of description: 259

Illustrations or figures: figs 45–53


Holotype S154554, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: figs 47, 48

Note: Holotype from sample Famalicão 25.

Paratypes: S154553, S154555, S156005–S156012 (sample Famalicão 25).

Original diagnosis/description

As for the genus with the following additions. Outer surface of seed almost smooth. Cells of outer sclerenchyma layer not equiaxial in transverse section: cells toward the inside distinctly taller, cells toward the outside equiaxial.


Referring to the smooth surface of the seed.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Below Calvaria Member, Figueira da Foz Formation; late Aptian?


Famalicão, about 5 km SSE of Leiria (39°42′16″N, 8°46′12″ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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