Eckartianthus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000469
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:469
Original spelling: Eckhartianthus
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: 207
Eckartianthus lusitanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Flower bisexual, trimerous with three long tepals in a single whorl, nine stamens and three carpels. Anthers dithecate and tetrasporangiate, elongate,
filament broad. Pollen monocolpate, colpus long, extending almost to the equator. Exine semitectate-reticulate, with a heterobrochate reticulum, rounded muri and short, densely spaced columellae. Colpus margin well-defined psilate. Orbicules irregular, rounded. Ovary superior.
In honor of the German palynologist Eckart Schrank in recognition of his important contribution to Cretaceous palynology and Greek: anthos for flower.
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
Names associated with genus
Jiří Kvaček on 2020-01-08 23:34:39
Orthography of the genus name was published as Eckhartianthus (November 2019, Fossil Imprint 79(2)) , in the same year (December 2019) corrected in errata (Fossil Imprint 79(3-4): 510).