Acorites Crepet

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000030


Author: W. L. Crepet

Rank: genus

Reference: Crepet, W. L. (1978): Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: an aroid inflorescence. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 25: 241–252.

Page of description: 250


Acorus heeri E.W.Berry

Original diagnosis/description

Small spadices, 12 mm × 3 mm with a short stalk lacking a subtending spathe, bearing helically arranged perfect florets with bilocular anthers, trilocular ovaries and small orbicular stigmas. Floral envelope epidermis with paracytic stomata. Stalk epidermis of polygonal cells with thick anticlinal walls and no specific orientation, stomata infrequent or missing.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Acorites heeri (E.W.Berry) Crepet 1978


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