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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000469


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

Rank: genus

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

Original diagnosis/description

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

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



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