Appofructus nudus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000460
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:460
Genus: Appofructus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
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: 193
Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 26a, b, e–g
Name is type taxon for
Holotype S148143, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 26a
Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 44.
Paratypes: S136687, S136693; S148007–S148009, S148141 (Torres Vedras sample 44) housed in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Small, isolated unilocular and one-seeded fruits. Fruits rounded with an oblique stalk at the base of the ventral margin. Stigma sessile, rounded. Fruit wall thin with smooth outer surface lacking trichomes. Pollen grains monocolpate, oblate, circular to elliptical in equatorial outline, tectate, almost smooth with microechinate surface sculpturing.
From Latin: nudus for naked referring to the smooth surface of the fruit without trichomes.
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