Salacia lombardii Hern.-Damián, Gómez-Acevedo et Cev.-Ferriz

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000293


Authors: A. L. Hernández-Damián, S. L. Gómez-Acevedo & S. R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz

Rank: species

Reference: Hernández-Damián, A. L., Gómez-Acevedo, S. L. & Cevallos-Ferriz, S. R. S. (2018): Fossil flower of Salacia lombardii sp. nov. (Salacioideae-Celastraceae) preserved in amber from Simojovel de Allende, Mexico. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 252: 1–9.

Page of description: 6

Illustrations or figures: pl. I, figs 1–5


Original diagnosis/description

Small, bisexual, actinomorphic flower; puberulent pedicel; five orbicular, puberulent sepals; five sub-orbicular petals; annular-pulviniform, pentagonal, extrastaminal disk; two opposites stamens inserted on the inner margin of the disk; triangular, basifixed anthers, bilocular, locules confluent at an acute angle; superior ovary, partially immersed in the disk, ovoid style and bifid stigma.


The specific epithet honors Dr. Julio Antonio Lombardi, botanist and specialist of Salacia.


Neogene, Miocene
Middle-Early Miocene


Simojovel de Allende, Chiapas

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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