Canrightia elongata E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000456


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

Rank: species

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): The Early Cretaceous mesofossil flora of Torres Vedras (NE of Forte da Forca), Portugal: a palaeofloristic analysis of an early angiosperm community. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 153–257.

Page of description: 179

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 17a–g


Holotype S174100, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 17a–g

Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 38.

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit elongate, obovoid with a short, conical hypanthium. Stigmatic area sessile, indistinct. Ovules pendant, orthotropous to semiorthotropous, bitegmic, endotestal-endotegmic; testa comprising two cell layers; exotesta thin; endotesta with cubic to palisade-shaped crystal cells and fibrous infillings;
tegmen three cell layers thick; exotegmen of elongated fibrous cells, mesotegmen with cubic thin-walled cells and endotegmen with large, palisade-shaped cells that form an endothelium; endotegmen cells with infilling of tannin. Fruit a sessile berry with three seeds. Fruit wall with densely spaced cavities from presumed oil cells.


From Latin: elongatus referring to elongate shape of the fruit and seeds.


Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremian-early Aptian)


Torres Vedras (NE of Forte de Forca; 39°06′13″ N, 9°14′47″ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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