Burgeria E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000467

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:467

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

Rank: genus

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: 200

Type taxon

Burgeria striata E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original protologue

Pollen grains of medium size, broadly ellipsoidal to subcircular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus in fully developed grains almost as long as ongest axis, broad; colpus in smaller (aborted?) grains about half the length of the longest axis. Exine tectate-punctate and columellate with short columellae and a thin foot layer. Surface of tectum finely striate. Orbicules spherical, punctate with finely striate surface.

Etymology

In honor of the American botanist William C. Burger in recognition of his contributions to the study of angiosperm evolution.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

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