Eckartianthus lusitanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000470
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:470
Original spelling: Eckhartianthus lusitanicus
Genus: Eckartianthus 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: 207
Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 36a–e
Name is type for
Holotype S101306, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 36a–e
Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 39.
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.
From Latin: Lusitania for Portugal where the fossil was discovered.
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
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