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

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

Rank: species

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

Appofructus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019

Types

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

Original protologue

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.

Etymology

From Latin: nudus for naked referring to the smooth surface of the fruit without trichomes.

Stratigraphy

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

Locality

Portugal
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